Firefighters injured, diners evacuated as restaurant destroyed

Three firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze at a Sydney restaurant.

Staff members and customers were evacuated from the eatery on King Street in Newtown around 9.45pm on Saturday when the fire broke out.

On arrival, crews found the fire well alight and began working to extinguish the blaze.


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However, the building sustained significant damage.

A male employee suffered a burn to his arm and a woman was treated for smoke inhalation before they were taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The three NSW Fire & Rescue officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, before two were also taken to the RPA for further treatment.

The road was closed for a number of hours while investigators examined the scene.

At this stage, the blaze is not being treated as suspicious.

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Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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