10 Jun 2013

Brisbane CBD fire

6:05 am on 10 June 2013

Hundreds of residents were displaced by a fire in a multi-storey building in central Brisbane on Sunday.

The blaze in the complex known as Cathedral Place began in a unit at around 4:30pm on Sunday and spread quickly to others on the top level. it took more than two hours to be extinguished.

All streets around the building in Gotha Street were closed.

Three women were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation while a man was treated at the scene.

One woman was reportedly dragged unconscious from her unit.

Three other people trapped on the roof had to be rescued by firefighters in a cherry picker.

The ABC reports some tenants and landlords have been told it could be weeks before they are allowed back into their apartments.

It is not yet known what caused the blaze.