Balmain Leagues Club fire closes Victoria Road

Bus services also deviate from Victoria Road.

Michael Gordon, who lives opposite the site, said police helicopters circled overhead.

“There were two helicopters, one was flying a bit higher and the other was circling quite low around the area,” Gordon said.

He said that before firefighters brought the blaze under control, there was “quite heavy black smoke billowing from somewhere near the league club”.

“It was quite unpleasant for those who were nearby,” he said.

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