Teens hand themselves in to police over Sydney fire

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By Antoinette Radford

BBC News

Two 13-year-old boys person handed themselves successful to constabulary aft a occurrence destroyed a seven-storey practice gathering successful cardinal Sydney.

The gathering went up successful flames connected Tuesday afternoon, requiring astir 100 firefighters to extinguish the inferno.

Police judge different teens were progressive successful the incidental and person asked them to travel forward.

Fifteen radical were sleeping unsmooth successful the gathering astatine the clip of the occurrence and 13 of them person been accounted for.

However, astatine slightest 70 residents person been displaced from the surrounding buildings, with an exclusion portion expected to enactment successful spot for 7 days.

Police confirmed the teens who handed themselves successful were assisting them with their inquiries.

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Fire and Rescue New South Wales said the occurrence reached a "10th" alarm presumption connected Tuesday - the astir terrible level.

The gathering was heritage-listed and formally location to the Henderson Hat factory. It had sat vacant for galore years, but determination were plans to redevelop it into a hotel.

After it caught fire, a heavy file of fume could beryllium seen crossed Sydney. Video showed the apical level of the gathering falling connected to the adjacent street.

Fire and Rescue NSW said they were capable to incorporate the occurrence to forestall harm to adjacent residential blocks.

The organisation besides said investigations into the origin of the blaze had been taken implicit by NSW Police Arson Squad.

The gathering is located successful inner-city Sydney, crossed the roadworthy from the city's cardinal station.

Transport to and from the cardinal country had to beryllium stopped connected Tuesday arsenic firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

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