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Kambah house on fire

By 4 November 2012 10

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a house fire in Springbett Street Kambah.

The house is well alight with multiple crews working to extingish the fire.

Update to follow.

12:20 PM

Firefighters have extinguished the house which has sustained significant damage.

The cause is unknown but ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the fire started in a detached double garage then spread to the roof space of the house.

There were no occupants inside the home at the time.

Fire crews are now ventilating the property.

12:33 PM

The initial damage bill has been estimated at $400,000.

The cause has been determined as an over heated lawn mower motor.

2:29 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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10 Responses to Kambah house on fire
#1
gooterz12:36 pm, 04 Nov 12

I thought it looked a bit smokey out.

#2
maxblues2:27 pm, 04 Nov 12

Kambah-B-Q?

#3
Antagonist4:13 pm, 04 Nov 12

The initial improvement bill has been estimated at $400,000.

There. Fixed that for you, Johnboy.

#4
johnboy4:14 pm, 04 Nov 12

Words courtesy ESA

#5
bundah5:16 pm, 04 Nov 12

Over heated lawn mower? wtf i smell a rat or is it just a case of utter stupidity?

#6
gooterz7:52 pm, 04 Nov 12

It’s cheaper to get jims mowing.
How does a lawn mower overheat when nobody was home?

One has to wonder if it was a new type that are made on the cheap or an older one that needed cleaning.

I hope everyone cleans all the junk off their mower before they use it. Dried grass can be very bad

#7
ginger_sunshine1:17 pm, 05 Nov 12

gooterz said :

It’s cheaper to get jims mowing.
How does a lawn mower overheat when nobody was home?

One has to wonder if it was a new type that are made on the cheap or an older one that needed cleaning.

I hope everyone cleans all the junk off their mower before they use it. Dried grass can be very bad

It was an older type of mower, as far as I know. The garage was full of boxes, furniture and fabrics and was not often touched, so it’s not a surprise that it went up.

My dad mowed the lawn and put the mower away, and ten minutes later the neighbours were pounding on the doors to let them know the garage was on fire.

#8
NoImRight2:14 pm, 05 Nov 12

ginger_sunshine said :

gooterz said :

It’s cheaper to get jims mowing.
How does a lawn mower overheat when nobody was home?

One has to wonder if it was a new type that are made on the cheap or an older one that needed cleaning.

I hope everyone cleans all the junk off their mower before they use it. Dried grass can be very bad

It was an older type of mower, as far as I know. The garage was full of boxes, furniture and fabrics and was not often touched, so it’s not a surprise that it went up.

My dad mowed the lawn and put the mower away, and ten minutes later the neighbours were pounding on the doors to let them know the garage was on fire.

OP says no one at home?

#9
Jungle Jim2:22 pm, 05 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

OP says no one at home?

No, it doesn’t.

It says “There were no occupants inside the home at the time“, which I take to mean the neighbours did their job alerting the owners and they all got out safely.

#10
NoImRight2:46 pm, 05 Nov 12

Jungle Jim said :

NoImRight said :

OP says no one at home?

No, it doesn’t.

It says “There were no occupants inside the home at the time“, which I take to mean the neighbours did their job alerting the owners and they all got out safely.

Maybe it does mean that, maybe it doesnt. Either way it didnt need a snotty reply.Thanks.

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