Terrifying scenes as historic Bondi Beach Public School goes up in flames with students inside as firefighters rush to control the blaze
- Emergency services were called just before 5pm Wednesday to a fire in Bondi
- Witnesses say a classroom went up in flames at Bondi Beach Public School
- The fire has now been extinguished, but emergency crews remain at the scene
- There are no reports of injuries and it is unclear if anyone was inside the room
Students had to be rescued from historic Bondi Beach Public school after it burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighter were called just before 5pm on Wednesday to reports of a fire at Bondi Beach Public School on the corner of Campbell Parade and Warners Avenue.
Witnesses reported there were kids and teachers inside when the blaze erupted as there is an after school care service inside the school, which overlooks the famous beach and is home to a popular weekend market.
Emergency services were called just before 5pm on Wednesday to reports of a fire at Bondi Beach Public School on the corner of Campbell Parade and Warners Avenue
Ten fire trucks, two ambulances, and four cop cars are currently on Warners Avenue
Paramedics assessed police officers who entered the building for smoke inhalation. There are no reports of anyone being trapped or injured.
A mother told Daily Mail Australia she got the ‘shock of her life’ when she saw children running out of the school.
Witnesses say the fire was in a classroom and burnt through the top of the roof.
Ten fire trucks, two ambulances, and four cop cars are currently on the scene.
Around 200 bystanders were gathered outside the school alongside the evacuated children as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
The fire has now been put out but dull smoke continues to pour from the roof.
Firefighters are on a crane inspecting the hole, and shining a light down to help other crew members inside the smoke-filled building.
Sydneysiders flocked to social media to share photos of smoke billowing the sky over the city’s eastern suburbs.
More to come.
Ten fire trucks, two ambulances, and four cop cars are currently on the scene
The fire has now been put out but dull smoke continues to pour out of the roof