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One person was extracted from the blaze after the three-story building sparked up around 1pm, tragically the man reportedly in his 70s died in hospital.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said they will continue to investigate the extent of the damage.

The owner of Chop Chop BBQ (building below the damaged apartment), was in the kitchen with one of the staff when “big black smoke” gushed into her store.

Anyone with information surrounding the fire or anyone who may be involved is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police investigate fire in Perth's CBD

The arson squad is now investigating, and believe the fire was deliberately lit which set alight the heritage-listed building.

The alarm was raised after 11 pm on Sunday night, where emergency services found a small fire outside Lamont's Bishops House.

Firefighters spent half an hour tackling the blaze which started outside the building, however smoke had engulfed the three-storey building.

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