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Candle Shop alight!

By pure_blonde 27 September 2008 20

[First filed: September 26, 2008 @ 11:31]

The Woden Plaza had to be evacuated not to long ago because the Dusk Candle shop caught on fire…

Luckily no one was injured…

And Emergency Services tells us the fire is now out, and the area is being ventilated. 

[ED – my Woden source texted it in as “Epic fire at woden. hazmat and all”. Anyone get pictures? images@the-riotact.com. And is it just me or is Woden having a lot of these lately?]

UPDATED: jtyreenc sent in the following:

    I work at the candle store in woden, we did have a small fire located behind our counter area caused by the ash of a used match, none of my staff were hurt the staff member who was part of this issue is in shock and apologetic for the inconvenience she may have caused, we will be back to business as normal in a couple of days.

    J

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Madman 4:43 pm 27 Sep 08

Glad everyone is okay! 🙂

Could have bee alot worse

jtyreenc 7:53 am 27 Sep 08

I work in the candle store in woden and we did have a small fire located behind our counter due to ash from a match, some damage has been done (mainly smoke) and the staff member involved is in shock, she is sorry for and inconvenience this may had incurred. The store will be open for business as usual in a couple of days.

J

bd84 9:57 pm 26 Sep 08

I think the insurance premiums for businesses with flammable names has just doubled after two incidents in one week.

Fiona 4:13 pm 26 Sep 08

All a bit exciting..

Jeremy someone a lib candidate thought he was oh so funny, and ran around ambus=ing evacuees with his pamphlets saying “I sear I didn’t start the fire”

Got some pics of the trucks with flashing lights and stuff, but nothing really that interesting.

peterh 3:55 pm 26 Sep 08

Whatsup said :

Wait for it, people will be complaining about the evacuation causing trauma due to their shopping schedule being interrupted…

Maybe the drill a couple of weeks ago helped everyone to get out the building safely !

my wife used to work at centre management at the hyperdome, she was amazed at the number of people who would just wander around – ignoring the sirens, the people herding everyone out of the building etc just because they hadn’t finished their lunch / shopping etc.

a couple of people got abusive, as they didn’t want to leave on one particular evac, but as it was a bomb threat, they were lucky that the cm staff actually paid attention to them, and escorted them out.

me, personally, if I was told there might be a bomb in a building, stuff the shopping.

lucky it was a hoax, but shopping centres don’t try to second guess the callers in the slim chance it is real.

at least woden plaza evac was a controlled exit.

NoAddedMSG 3:11 pm 26 Sep 08

Or an arsonist trying but failing to set the candle shop on fire.

Sammy 2:58 pm 26 Sep 08

Irony would be a fire extinguisher shop burning down.

Aurelius 2:50 pm 26 Sep 08

Sorry bubzie
Irony’s something different
Like rain on your wedding day

bubzie 2:41 pm 26 Sep 08

oh my god..wow, the irony!!

Whatsup 2:32 pm 26 Sep 08

Wait for it, people will be complaining about the evacuation causing trauma due to their shopping schedule being interrupted…

Maybe the drill a couple of weeks ago helped everyone to get out the building safely !

Davo111 1:36 pm 26 Sep 08

Yep, if i was in Woden Plaza i’d be backing up all my files, and double checking those papers.

Thumper 1:32 pm 26 Sep 08

Oporto, mmmmm, they make the best veggie burgers i’ve ever found.

Reprobate 1:29 pm 26 Sep 08

I was there half an hour ago – firies gone, extractor fans turned up to Deafening, people wandering aimlessly, cops grabbing their hard earned lunch at Oporto – so situation normal…

Oh and I was disappointed there was no scented smell throughout!

Gungahlin Al 12:38 pm 26 Sep 08

“Anyone get pictures? images@the-riotact.com.”

Trying to start a Canberra paparazzi JB? We’ll have to start ambulance chasing. 😉

peterh 12:08 pm 26 Sep 08

and how long ago did this occur?

my wife was shopping there and i can’t raise her.

peterh 12:05 pm 26 Sep 08

Danman said :

Maybe a gas explosion in a curry house – Bad things come in 3 .

don’t say that!

I work next door to indian affair!

Danman 11:49 am 26 Sep 08

Maybe a gas explosion in a curry house – Bad things come in 3 .

wishuwell 11:47 am 26 Sep 08

First Flames Fitness destroyed by fire, now the Candle Shop burns. If I owned a Burning Log store I’d be checking my insurance was up to date.

Thumper 11:45 am 26 Sep 08

First we have Flames going up in, well, flames, and now a candle shop!

Spooky

iCanberran 11:42 am 26 Sep 08

Sorry, I did have a camera but didn’t get any shots. Big event though, heaps of fire brigade including the “bronto” platform on Corinna St and near the Woolies loading dock. Also present were at least 7 police cars doing a good job of blocking up Corinna St. Very large crowds of evacuees around Dick Smith, the interchange and along Corinna St, around 600 or so, as well as heavy traffic exiting the plaza carparks through the open boom gates… Free parking everyone!

Isn’t this the 6th time that Woden has been evacuated this year? Crazy.

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