A large section of the old St John’s boys home in Mundy St is a shell, thanks to another fire that ripped through the structure on Friday.
The roof and walls of the building’s western section have caved in, leaving it largely detached.
NSW Fire and Rescue Deputy Captain Kerri Borchard said an aerial appliance from ACT Fire and Rescue had doused much of the fire. At 1am Saturday it took a break while a ground monitor with attached hose took over. Another aerial appliance from St Andrews is on standby, while ground crews are working on the southern side.
Deputy Captain Borchard said up to 50 NSW Fire and Rescue personnel were on scene from Goulburn, Bundanoon, Bowral, Mittagong and Crookwell. Three station crews had been stood down by 12.30am Saturday.
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