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House fire in Banks

By 8 January 2011 4

banks fire

House fire on patton place banks at around 4:40 pm. House appears to be totaly dedtroyed as most of the roof has caved in.

Photos to come soon.

ED – the ESA had this to say:

5:00pm Saturday 8 January 2011 – House fire at Banks ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a house fire on Patton Place, Banks.

Fire is under control with crews dampening down and protecting neighbouring property.

Four pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus support van and one command officer.

Occupants safely self evacuated.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 4:21pm

6:45pm Saturday 8 January 2011 – Update on house fire at Banks. ACT FIre Brigade fire investigators are investigating the cause of the fire which is undetermined at this stage.

Fire believed to be not suspicious and started in a bedroom.

The three bedroom brick veneer house has been severely damaged and estimated at $500,000.

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4 Responses to House fire in Banks
#1
harvyk112:44 pm, 10 Jan 11

Um, how can anyone “like” this post… A family (or a group of people if it’s a share house) have just lost their home and unless the place was empty they have just lost a whole lot of other stuff too.

#2
djk2:16 pm, 10 Jan 11

“The three bedroom brick veneer house has been severely damaged and estimated at $500,000.”

Does not compute…

#3
Tooks7:12 pm, 10 Jan 11

harvyk1 said :

Um, how can anyone “like” this post… A family (or a group of people if it’s a share house) have just lost their home and unless the place was empty they have just lost a whole lot of other stuff too.

Common sense tells me they ‘like’ it because it is a story of interest to them and not because they like someone’s house burning down. At least I hope that’s the case…

#4
Helen8:45 am, 11 Jan 11

harvyk1 said :

Um, how can anyone “like” this post… A family (or a group of people if it’s a share house) have just lost their home and unless the place was empty they have just lost a whole lot of other stuff too.

I assume the like/dislike icons work the same as on other discussion sites – you “like” a post if you think it is interesting, informative, well-written. You “dislike” a post if you think it’s uninteresting, uninformative, poorly written.

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