Katoomba RSL Club evacuated following fire

Katoomba RSL Club has been evacuated following reports of a fire in the club’s kitchen.

NSW Fire and Rescue tweeted at 1.42pm: “Large quantity of smoke issuing from club. Building evacuated. Ops underway.”

They later tweeted firefighters were battling a blaze in the kitchen.

People have been advised to avoid the area as local roads are blocked.

More details to follow.