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Chooks at Coles Manuka cook up over enthusiasticaly

By johnboy - 6 June 2012 11

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in an oven at Coles Supermarket, Manuka.

Oven used to cook chickens and fire contained to oven only.

Minimal damage.

Approx 20 staff and customers were evacuated as a precaution.

Two fire pumpers attended.

Cause undetermined.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 6.13am.

ACT Fire & Rescue has now departed the scene and staff and customers have been permitted to return to supermarket.

7:11am Wednesday 6 June 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

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11 Responses to
Chooks at Coles Manuka cook up over enthusiasticaly
Gantz 9:23 am 07 Jun 12

dungfungus said :

The ACT Fire Brigade has been pre-conditioned to respond rapidly to chook-cooking fires at Manuka.
The last one was at the Charcoal Chicken which rapidly got out of control and burnt the entire Manuka Village complex to the ground. A shopkeeper had a fatal heart attack as a result.

Just so everyone is clear, this never happened. There may have been a fire, but it did not burn all of the Village to the ground.

Wokie 7:47 am 07 Jun 12

At least the chooks were well cooked. Bought a BBQed chook there about a month ago only to find it hadn’t been fully cooked when I got it home.

buzz819 1:40 pm 06 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Two pumpers for a chook oven? that’s some big oven.

I think it is more that they dispatch two tankers as standard practice, I think it is more of a race to see which station gets there first. They would have been called to a fire at Coles, instead of “the chook oven’s on fire.”

EvanJames 1:32 pm 06 Jun 12

ScienceRules said :

Oh lordy, that’s a way puny ACTFB response. Normally even a slice of burnt toast will get you 4 pumpers, the Bronto Google Street View Simulator, the Breathing Apparatus Support tank, 2 managers and 6 members of the Media Liaison And Lets Get The Fire Trucks on the News section.

Heh, actually that’s not far off it! A certain international defence company cheaped out on installing an exhaust fan in their kitchen, and had a run of Burnt Toast Incidents, resulting in a metro brigade and the Airport brigade attending each time. Expensive exercise, apparently. Up to four trucks, and those airport trucks are humungous.

Despite some urging from the females in the crowd, the firemen did not oblige with a striptease, either.

ScienceRules 1:13 pm 06 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Two pumpers for a chook oven? that’s some big oven.

Oh lordy, that’s a way puny ACTFB response. Normally even a slice of burnt toast will get you 4 pumpers, the Bronto Google Street View Simulator, the Breathing Apparatus Support tank, 2 managers and 6 members of the Media Liaison And Lets Get The Fire Trucks on the News section.

EvanJames 12:40 pm 06 Jun 12

That Charcoal Chicken fire was a huge tragedy. We lost the best cooked-chook place in Canberra.

dungfungus 12:32 pm 06 Jun 12

The ACT Fire Brigade has been pre-conditioned to respond rapidly to chook-cooking fires at Manuka.
The last one was at the Charcoal Chicken which rapidly got out of control and burnt the entire Manuka Village complex to the ground. A shopkeeper had a fatal heart attack as a result.

Jungle Jim 11:41 am 06 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Maybe the firemen were hungry.

Well, the smell of BBQ / roast chickens at my local supermarket has long been known to draw salivating masses to the deli counter…

EvanJames 11:03 am 06 Jun 12

Maybe the firemen were hungry.

carnardly 10:52 am 06 Jun 12

or some super maxi gamma irradiated genetically modified chooks.

EvanJames 10:01 am 06 Jun 12

Two pumpers for a chook oven? that’s some big oven.

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