Building site on fire at Circular Quay

A MASSIVE fire erupted at a construction site near Circular Quay train station with witnesses hearing loud explosions.

Fire and Rescue sent 13 crews to battle the blaze which completely engulfed the construction site on the corner of Pitt and Alfred streets and now have the fire under control.

There is a 200 metre exclusion zone around the and police have taped off nearby streets.

The fire is believed to have broken out on the former Gold Fields House site where are a major hotel and apartment project is planned.

The site recently changed hands and was bought by Chinese-backed company Yuhu from a unit of the under pressure Dalian Wanda Group which also sold a project on the Gold Coast as part of a larger $1.1 billion deal.

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