Shipping container houses have been ordered by the NSW Government to shut their doors after a fire broke out in the house in south-east Sydney.
Key points:A fire broke open in the shipping container house in west Sydney’s Docklands on Thursday nightResidents were evacuated to nearby propertiesResidents were then evacuated to neighbouring properties, but no damage was reportedThe fire is being investigated as an industrial fireThe building has no electrical wiring and has no gas or electric service, meaning residents will have to remain indoors until the fire is contained.
The NSW Government says there was no cause for alarm and there was minimal damage to the building.
Residents were told to leave their homes by the fire service.
There were no injuries, but the NSW Rural Fire Service said smoke from the fire would continue to spread.
The fire was brought under control early on Thursday evening.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there were no reported injuries and the fire was under control.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this incident,” she said.
“There’s no reason why the public should have to endure another loss of life in this state.”
We know it can happen in any community and the safety of our residents and property is our top priority.
“Fire crews will continue to monitor this situation as a precaution and we are fully committed to providing all the support we can.”
In total, nine firefighters are working on the blaze.