EMERGENCY services were kept busy on Tuesday with two fires in a matter of hours.
Fire and Rescue were first called to a house at Swansea about 9.18am after residents in Bowman Street raised the alarm.
When fire crews arrived on scene they saw smoke billowing from the roof of the house. Residents had managed to evacuate the building.
Crews from Swansea, Belmont, Doyalson and Tingira Heights attended and it took about an hour to get control of the blaze.
The home suffered damage to its roof, some interior rooms and one side of the weatherboard exterior.
No one was injured in the fire and the scene was handed over to police for further investigation. Meanwhile in Newcastle CBD 60 people were evacuated from a building on King Street about 11am.
The fire started on the top floor of an office block.
Firies found large volumes of smoke issuing from the building when they arrived on scene. Using breathing apparatus they quickly got to work, utilising the buildings internal firefighting hoses.
King Street was closed to traffic until the fire was doused.
Two people were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation. The office block remained closed for the rest of the day.
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