More than 20 people have been evacuated from a central Wagga motel after a fire broke out this evening.
Firefighters rushed to the Centralpoint Motel on Tarcutta Street around 5.20pm after receiving reports of a fire in the upper floor.
The blaze was contained and extinguished a short time later, Fire and Rescue NSW [FRNSW] Riverina zone commander Superintendent Stewart Alexander confirmed.
"It was brought under control very quickly," he said.
"Twenty-two people have been evacuated and no recorded injuries, so it's very good work by firefighters to get there and get that fire under control and extinguished."
The fire was limited to a laundry on the second floor, Superintendent Alexander said.
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A total of five crews from FRNSW's Wagga and Turvey Park stations responded and some remain on scene.
It is a timely reminder to always call for help as soon possible, Superintendent Alexander reinforced.
"I can't stress enough the importance of calling Triple 0 as soon as you come across a fire or other emergency," he said.
"Just ring. Don't think, just do - call Triple 0 and don't worry if anyone else has called. If we get multiple calls we know that's an incident and we can do things like up our response and put more resources (out)."
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