Dozens of Sydney residents evacuated after large factory fire breaks out

Approximately 25 residents were evacuated from their homes last night as a precaution after a large factory fire broke out in Sydney.

Emergency services were called to reports of a blaze at a factory on May Street in St. Peters, at approximately 9.25pm last night.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze, however, the extent of the damage is unknown.

May Street, St Peters closed off due to factory fire (Supplied/CarinaRossi)

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and a crime scene has been established.

Officers from the Inner West Police Area Command are assisting in the investigations, with specialist forensic officers and fire investigators set to examine the scene once it has been declared safe.

The premises and the businesses surrounding the factory were closed at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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