Fire At Sydney School Hall Blankets Suburb In Thick Smoke

Fire crews have managed to contain a huge blaze that engulfed a school hall on Sydney's lower north shore on Tuesday.

Fire and Rescue NSW said crews were called to Austin St Lane Cove about 4:20 pm, after receiving multiple triple zero calls about a fire.

Detectives are investigating what caused the blaze.

Acting Superintendent Rob Jansen said a large amount of smoke was seen by crews as they travelled to the scene.

Massive Fire At Lane Cove School

"The first arriving crew has found large plumes of smoke issuing from a ground floor school hall."

Five crews spent an hour battling the blaze before the flames were able to be contained.

Smoke Seen Billowing From Sydney School Fire

Local traffic was affected, with Longueville Rd closed between Central Ave and Dorritt St as crews battled the blaze. The road has since reopened.

The school's staff and students are on holidays.

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