Charnwood roof fire

johnboy 13 April 2012 14

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at a house fire on McQuade Close, Charnwood.

Two fire pumpers and the Hazardous Materials unit on scene working to extinguish fire in roof space.

Occupants safely self evacuated.

No damage to neighbouring property.

3:38pm Friday 13 April 2012

Fire has been fully extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews carrying out salvage operations.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 3.17pm.

Damage estimate $10,000.

Cause from a faulty flu in a solid fuel stove.

3:56pm Friday 13 April 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue urge the community to ensure they conduct regular maintenance of heating appliances and that they are checked thoroughly before using them after a long period of inactivity.

4:22pm Friday 13 Apr 2012

[Courtesy ESA]


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How_Canberran How_Canberran 6:21 pm 14 Apr 12

Jethro said :

Deckard said :

Jethro said :

Lets make fun of people who live in lower socio-economic suburbs.

True, although are they lower socio-economic these days when a 2 bedroom house will cost you $360,000?

That’s probably the other point.

A lot of young couples have bought in Charnwood due to cheaper housing prices, bringing the quality of the area up, and pushing up house prices. I don’t think Charnwood today is the same as Charnwood 5 or 10 years ago.

And, even if Charnwood was still a really poor area, it still doesn’t make it ok to make fun of the people who live there for being poor.

Aaah good ol’ Charny, a lick o’ paint will never brush away the stigma.

Jethro Jethro 3:02 pm 14 Apr 12

Deckard said :

Jethro said :

Lets make fun of people who live in lower socio-economic suburbs.

True, although are they lower socio-economic these days when a 2 bedroom house will cost you $360,000?

That’s probably the other point.

A lot of young couples have bought in Charnwood due to cheaper housing prices, bringing the quality of the area up, and pushing up house prices. I don’t think Charnwood today is the same as Charnwood 5 or 10 years ago.

And, even if Charnwood was still a really poor area, it still doesn’t make it ok to make fun of the people who live there for being poor.

Deckard Deckard 2:11 pm 14 Apr 12

Jethro said :

Lets make fun of people who live in lower socio-economic suburbs.

True, although are they lower socio-economic these days when a 2 bedroom house will cost you $360,000?

Spykler Spykler 1:41 pm 14 Apr 12

breda said :

Yep, in a recent media release a guy in Griffith whose flat caught fire ‘self evacuated’ as well. They didn’t say he did it ‘safely’ though. The mind boggles.

Those firies deserve more money.

True- they deal with a lot of ‘self-evacuation’ on a daily basis.

breda breda 7:13 pm 13 Apr 12

Yep, in a recent media release a guy in Griffith whose flat caught fire ‘self evacuated’ as well. They didn’t say he did it ‘safely’ though. The mind boggles.

Those firies deserve more money.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:12 pm 13 Apr 12

Jethro said :

Lets make fun of people who live in lower socio-economic suburbs.

If you can’t laugh at those less fortunate than yourself, who can you laugh at?

Jethro Jethro 6:54 pm 13 Apr 12

Lets make fun of people who live in lower socio-economic suburbs.

milkman milkman 6:20 pm 13 Apr 12

Bit harsh to make fun when a family’s home got burnt.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 6:13 pm 13 Apr 12

Self evacuated? Does that mean they shat themselves?

screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:44 pm 13 Apr 12

Occupants safely self evacuated.

They what?

flu

It’s ok the spellchecker passed it

rosscoact rosscoact 5:07 pm 13 Apr 12

We don’t need no water let the …….

SnapperJack SnapperJack 4:54 pm 13 Apr 12

One of the bogan kids smoking Winnie Blues up there?

dungfungus dungfungus 4:44 pm 13 Apr 12

The fire caused thousands of dollars worth of improvements.

Spykler Spykler 4:18 pm 13 Apr 12

$10k damage- did half the street go up in smoke?

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