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Four people, including a four-year-old boy, are in hospital after escaping a unit fire in Sydney’s inner-west this morning.

A young boy was thrown from the window of the unit and caught by a bystander.

Police said a man in his 30s sustained serious leg injuries when he jumped from the first-floor window.

“When he fell down I just saw he was here crying help me, help me,” neighbour Santosh Poudel said.

A woman still trapped in the burning flat was rescued by firefighters, and nine neighbours were evacuated from the building, reports ABC news.

An investigation has begun into the cause of the blaze.

Chief Inspector Michael O’Rourke, from NSW Police, said the fire caused extensive damage.

“It was very fortunate actually that the NSW Fire and Rescue officers got there in the nick of time to stop it spreading to other units,” he said.

“We’re very pleased that there weren’t further injuries, obviously.

“There were serious injuries to the man’s legs but it certainly could have been a lot worse.”

We hope they are all OK!

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  • Poor family it must have been very traumatic.

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  • Even if you have an evacuation plan you it depends where the fire is if the plan is safe. You can get confused and not react quickly enough before smoke inhalation is hard to avoid. So glad more people weren’t injured and hope those who were make a quick recovery.

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  • This could have been so much worse!!

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  • Terrible to have happened – you don’t know what you’ll do in the event of a fire.

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  • I saw this on the news,very scary for every-one involved.

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  • That would have been such a harrowing experience for all involved. Thankfully it wasn’t any worse and no casualties.

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