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A great tragedy as fire engulfs the Polo

By johnboy 21 January 2014 26


ACT Policing is investigating a fire in O’Connor which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, January 21).

Around 2.05am, police responded to reports of a structure fire at the Polish White Eagle Club on David Street in O’Connor.

On arrival, police located a significant amount of smoke coming from the rear of the building.

ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire, however were unable to conduct a thorough investigation due to the area being deemed unsafe.

HAZMAT will today (Tuesday, 21 January) conduct further atmospheric testing to allow police to examine the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in O’Connor early this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website at

Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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NoniDoll 4:56 pm 24 Jan 14

It’s just been confirmed as suspicious. A safe and cash register were stolen.

Whoever did this is an absolute low-life. I hope they catch them soon.

poetix 3:18 pm 22 Jan 14

Any further updates on the condition of the building?

Thumper 8:51 pm 21 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

Thumper said :

Sadly, another old building in a desirable location catches fire.

Hopefully it can be saved….

You kind of scored an own goal with that comment. It’s an old building in a desirable location, not a desirable building in an old location.

Nope, I said exactly what I meant.

It’s not a hideous monstrosity constructed from concrete and glass It’s an old building with character and life. This town is too quick to flatten anything and flog it off for the highest dollar.

One day someone will look around Canberra and ask, where are all the old buildings? Where is the history?

That will be a sad day.

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