A huge fire at Sydney’s General Gordon Hotel has seen the the second level of the building partially collapsing under the intensity of the blaze.

Around 1.00pm, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to reports of smoke coming from the windows of the pub in Sydenham in Sydney’s Inner West.

Residents in surrounding buildings were evacuated while firefighters attempted to control the blaze.

It’s believed the fire started on the second level of the Burrows Avenue hotel which has since partially collapsed under the intensity of the flames.

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It is not known if anyone was inside the hotel when the fire started, but according to the hotel’s official website, renovations have been taking place in the bistro and other areas of the premises for the past few months.

Sydney transport have advised that no trains will be stopping at Sydenham station due to the close proximity to the blaze.

Gleeson Avenue is blocked in both directions and drivers are advised to take alternative routes.

At this stage the cause of the fire is not known.

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