Fire has forced the evacuation of a unit block at Cooks Hill.

Newcastle Fire Command says crews from Newcastle, Merewether and Carrington were called to the 3 storey unit complex in Darby Street at about 5.10am on Thursday 6 June, 2024 to find a fire in a ground floor unit.

They’ve managed to contain the blaze to the one apartment and there are no reports of injuries.

It’s understood the unit was unoccupied when the fire broke out.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by police and the Fire Rescue Investigation Unit.