It was a busy Friday night for Wagga's emergency services with two fire incidents in Central Wagga.
Multiple fire crews, police and NSW Ambulance attended a fire at a unit block on The Esplanade at about 7.20pm.
Black smoke coming from the blaze was visible around much of Central Wagga around sunset.
On arrival fire crews found two units well alight and successfully prevented the fire from spreading to other units.
Crews from Turvey Park and Wagga remained on scene for about two hours until the fire was completely extinguished.
Much of the smoke had dissipated by 8pm, but crews continued to work on the units into the night, with backup arriving at about 8.30pm.
FRNSW Superintendent Stewart Alexander said on Twitter the fire had "severely damaged" two units.
Nearby, a FRNSW hazardous unit was called to the corner of Brookong Avenue and Murray Street.
Resident Lucy Francis said an electrical pole on the corner of the two streets began sending off sparks before local residents called emergency services.
"It looked like water just spraying everywhere, it was actually sparks," she said.
Ms Francis said as residents began to watch the tower it exploded, shutting off power to nearby homes.
Mr Alexander said on Twitter the electricity incident had been deemed safe at about 8.45pm.