CBD fire expected to bring chaos to Sydney at peak hour

BUILDINGS have been evacuated and peak hour traffic is expected to bring chaos in Sydney following a fire at a CBD building site.

Arterial roads including the Western Distributor at King St have been closed since the blaze broke out at Barangaroo Point this afternoon.

Several high-rise buildings on the southern side of the Harbour Bridge have been evacuated amid fears the flames have destabilised a giant crane.