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Fire breaks out at self-storage facility on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Firefighters are warning nearby residents to stay indoors and shut their windows to avoid inhaling the smoke. Courtesy: 9News

A fire has broken out at a self-storage facility on Sydney’s Northern Beaches this morning.

Fire crews were first called to the Rentaspace building on Cross Street at Brookvale at 1.19am this morning, following reports a two-storey storage facility had gone up in flames.

Crews worked to extinguish the fire, and were packing up when the fire re-ignited around 5am.

Firefighters escalated the condition of the fire, prompting more than 50 firefighters to attend the scene along with several specialist HAZMAT crews.

Large amounts of thick black smoke can be seen bellowing from the property’s roof.

Access to the fire is proving difficult for crews on the ground, who are being forced to fight the fire externally.

A Rentaspace spokesperson told 9news.com.au that there are no reports of any injuries related to the fire.

Overnight a Rentaspace building on Cross Street in Brookvale caught fire. Fire and Rescue NSW attended immediately and are working to get the fire under control. There are no reports of any injuries and nobody was reported to be in the building at the time the spokesperson said in a statement.

The building contains self-storage units, and we’re contacting our customers this morning to let them know.

Fire and Rescue NSW is advising residents downwind of the blaze to remain inside and close all windows and doors.

Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-news-fire-breaks-out-at-brookvale-storage-facility/7618627c-8f49-4ad9-9e30-af8560ab4dae