Torton Place fire investigation underway

Investigators at the scene of the fire. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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Forensic investigators are combing through evidence at Torton Place in Penrith this morning following a unit fire.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at around 5.30am this morning, finding a second floor unit well alight.

Nobody was injured and local evacuations took place.

The unit at the centre of the blaze. Photo: Melinda Jane.

More than two dozen firefighters worked to bring the blaze under control. Eight fire trucks responded.

Firefighters worked to ventilate the area of the smoke left behind by the fire.

Fire crews on the scene this morning. Photo: Melinda Jane.

A short time ago, forensic teams from the NSW Police were seen at the site of the fire, as an investigation is launched into the cause.

The Weekender understands a number of residents have been displaced as a result of the fire, with local charity the Ross Hutchison Foundation offering vouchers and clothing.

Forensics crews on the scene. Photo: Melinda Jane.

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