Ainslie house fire

johnboy 24 July 2012 1

ainslie fire

ACT Fire & Rescue has arrived on the scene of a house fire in Ainslie this morning.

The property and adjoining garage in Sherbrooke Street are well alight.

1:57am Tuesday 24 July 2012

Three fire crews have managed to extinguish the main seat of the fire and prevent it from spreading to adjoining properties.

Firefighters wearing breathing aparartus will shortly begin searching the property to make sure no one is inside.

2:07am Tuesday 24 July 2012

Firefighters have found no one inside the house.

The fire in the brick and tile home is now extinguished.

Fire crews are now concentrating on a garage at the rear of the property where smoke is still coming from.

The house has been extensively damaged with an initial repair bill estimated at around $200,000.

The cause will be investigated later today.

2:27am Tuesday 24 July 2012

UPDATE 24/07/12 10:39: This now in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire which occurred in Ainslie early this morning (Tuesday, July 24).

Around 1.35am police were called to a house which was well alight in Sherbrooke Street, Ainslie.

Residences on either side of the fire were evacuated while ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the blaze.

AFP Forensic Services will attend and process the scene today.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via Information can be provided anonymously.

[Words courtesy ESA, photos courtesy Tom]

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One Response to Ainslie house fire
bundah bundah 6:58 pm 25 Jul 12

Well the plot thickens given that it has been disclosed that the house, according to the CT,belongs to Christopher Coggan who is currently in custody on remand at the AMC.The ACT Magistrates Court heard in March that Coggan had a 10-page criminal history, with hundreds of police records in his name across the ACT and NSW. Now that’s bloody impressive and surprise surprise a neighbour said that he ‘had lots of enemies’.Payback is a bitch!

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