Investigations underway following garage fire at Gymea

An investigation is underway following a fire at Gymea.

About 1.30am today, emergency services were called to Chapman Street following reports of a fire underneath a unit block.

Upon arrival, police located a garage under the unit block to be well alight, with the blaze being extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW.

A number of residents were evacuated as a precaution.

Officers attached to Sutherland Shire Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but initial inquiries suggest the fire is suspicious.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.