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Fire at Southlands Mawson

By johnboy - 16 September 2012 4

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a fire at Southlands Shopping Centre in Mawson.

Update to follow.

7:01pm Sunday 16 September 2012

Fire crews have confirmed the presence of fire inside a gym at the centre.

The premises and nearby buildings have been evacuated and the fire quickly extinguished.

Firefighters are now dampening down the affected area.

ACT Ambulance Service has also responded intensive care paramedics to the scene as a precaution.

7:19pm Sunday 16 September 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the gym was not open when the fire started.

The fire is believed to have started in an administration area. It spread into the roof space but was contained within the first floor premises.

Nearby businesses have not sustained any damage following the quick action of firefighters.

The cause and damage bill is unknown at this time.

8:14pm Sunday 16 September 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

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Fire at Southlands Mawson
SnapperJack 10:34 am 17 Sep 12

I was a member of this gym long before Club Group took over, when it was Southlands Gym in 1994. The wiring seemed to be dodgy back then. The light bulbs in the mens’ change rooms rarely worked and the hot water in the showers was always going cold. Perhaps a rewiring and upgrade should be done before the gym reopens.

simsim 7:20 am 17 Sep 12

RiotFrog said :

Does anyone know which gym this was?

I would assume this would be Club Lime (above the commonwealth bank and the rest of the shops in that bit of Mawson), I don’t know of any other gyms at southlands

HarryK 12:07 am 17 Sep 12

Club Lime. We will keep members updated here: http://www.clublime.com.au/mawsonfire/

RiotFrog 9:40 pm 16 Sep 12

Does anyone know which gym this was?

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