Emergency workers at scene of building collapse in Fremantle

The scene of the building collapse. Picture: Leah Roberts.
The scene of the building collapse. Picture: Leah Roberts.

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a building collapse in Fremantle.

The building, a bar and restaurant called Stable Hands on Bannister Street, had workers inside at the time – however they escaped injury.

Picture: Leah Roberts.

The Attic Cafe, which is next door, has been evacuated.

Police and emergency services are onsite.

Fremantle Gazette reporter Leah Roberts said she was working next door at The Attic Cafe when the collapse occurred.

“There was this really loud crashing noise,” she said.

“Everyone got up and went to the upstairs window to take a look

“Ten minutes later the noise happened again.

“Someone from the cafe came upstairs and told us we needed to evacuate because the building next door had partly collapsed.”

Picture: Leah Roberts.

Ms Roberts said workers who were on the scene were in shock.

Police officers are directing people away from Bannister Street.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and chief executive Philip St John are also on the scene.

The Attic Cafe will remain closed for the rest of the day but is expected to reopen tomorrow.