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Banks apartment fire

By johnboy - 24 October 2011 10

ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at an apartment fire on Thomas Hart Street, Banks. Fire has been knocked down and crews currently conducting mopping up operations.

Three fire pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Support vehicle and a command vehicle. Hazardous Materials unit also on route.

No-one home at time of fire.

Top level of two storey apartment destroyed. Minor damage in roof space to adjoining unit.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 3.42pm.

Update to follow.

Fire investigators from the ACT Fire Brigade have examined the scene for a possible cause.

The scene has now been handed over to ACT Policing for further investigation.

9:25pm Monday 24 October 2011

[Courtesy ESA]

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10 Responses to
Banks apartment fire
Tooks 4:16 pm 25 Oct 11

p1 said :

Tooks said :

Fire has been knocked down? Interesting terminology.

It is a standard term for when you have “knocked down” the flames, essentially stopping the fire, but have not put out all the glowing stuff, ventilated, secured, investigated and all the other stuff.

Pretty weird that such terminology would make it to a media release though.

Thanks. I’d never heard that terminology before. Sounded strange when I first read it.

Ozi 10:11 am 25 Oct 11

“Handed over to ACT Policing” would imply a suspicious cause to the fire. It isn’t handed over to the cops unless there is suspicion warranting further investigation.

poetix 10:02 am 25 Oct 11

EvanJames said :

Banks… apartment.. .wtf? WHY would anyone build an apartment block in Banks? Aren’t apartments for inner city areas?

So they can make a lot of money selling them due to the chronic housing shortage?

But perhaps I’m just cynical.

TootToot 8:21 am 25 Oct 11

EvanJames said :

Banks… apartment.. .wtf? WHY would anyone build an apartment block in Banks? Aren’t apartments for inner city areas?

It’s a townhouse complex

EvanJames 11:00 pm 24 Oct 11

Banks… apartment.. .wtf? WHY would anyone build an apartment block in Banks? Aren’t apartments for inner city areas?

Classified 10:13 pm 24 Oct 11

Some poor bugger’s home burns down and we’re whinging about the terminology.

Holden Caulfield 10:03 pm 24 Oct 11

Tooks said :

Fire has been knocked down? Interesting terminology.

But I get back up again, nothin’s gonna keep me down.

p1 9:20 pm 24 Oct 11

Tooks said :

Fire has been knocked down? Interesting terminology.

It is a standard term for when you have “knocked down” the flames, essentially stopping the fire, but have not put out all the glowing stuff, ventilated, secured, investigated and all the other stuff.

Pretty weird that such terminology would make it to a media release though.

TootToot 7:55 pm 24 Oct 11

apparently people living there seen packing up some belongings earlier in the day

Tooks 4:50 pm 24 Oct 11

Fire has been knocked down? Interesting terminology.

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