Massive blaze engulfs building in central Sydney

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Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in a large multi-storey building in central Sydney as emergency services cordoned off the area.

Television footage showed firefighters trying to put out the fire in a building close to Sydney’s central railway station. A car parked nearby was also in flames.

Terrible fire in Surry Hills in my electorate. Please stay safe and listen to instructions from emergency services,” lawmaker Tanya Plibersek said in a statement on Twitter.

Light rail services near the blaze were suspended until further notice, an update from New South Wales Transport said.

A spokesperson for the New South Wales Police said there were currently no reports of injuries.

Burning embers were also swept onto a balcony in a nearby building, the television footage showed.

The fire service did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

spokesperson for the New South Wales Ambulance declined to comment.