Flemington Local Area Command
Fire Guts Café – Lidcombe
Police from Flemington Local Area Command are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a café at Lidcombe this morning.
Emergency services were called to John Street shortly before 2am following reports of an explosion.
When Police arrived they found a café was well alight. Despite efforts by NSW Fire Brigades officers the business was gutted.
Witnesses told Police they heard an explosion shortly before the fire broke out.
Police are hoping to speak with a man who is being treated at Auburn Hospital for burns believed to have been sustained from the café fire.
John Street was blocked off from 2am while investigations got underway.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Auburn Police on 02 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.