Residents evacuated during unit blaze

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Police are investigating a unit fire in St Marys last night.

About 8.50pm, emergency services were called after reports of a unit on fire on Putland Street, St Marys.

Officers from St Marys Local Area Command and Fire & Rescue NSW attended and were informed a woman was still in a top floor unit.

Officers entered the unit and a woman believed to be in her 70’s was assisted to evacuate.

About 12 people were evacuated from neighbouring units as a precaution.

The fire was extinguished and a crime scene has been established at the location and will be examined by forensic specialists

A 25-year-old woman was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation no other persons were injured as a result of the fire.

An investigation has commenced to determine the cause of the fire.

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