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Fire in Dickson

By johnboy 20 January 2012 1

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at an apartment fire on Majura Ave, Dickson.

Fire has been extinguished.

Two bedroom apartment is in a three unit, single storey complex and was unoccupied.

Extensive fire and smoke damage to apartment estimated at $100,000 with smoke damage only to adjoining two apartments.

Only one adjoining apartment was occupied. The residents safely self evacuated and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 4.53am.

Three fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a command officer.

Cause of fire undetermined and will be investigated by ACT Fire & Rescue Fire Investigators.

ACT Ambulance Service also on scene to support operations.

5:48am Friday 20 January 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has handed the scene of the fire to ACT Policing to investigate the cause of the fire.

7:39am Friday 20 January 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

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niknak 12:46 pm 20 Jan 12

To describe it as an apartment is a bit of a stretch. Basically it’s an old rundown house on an overgrown block of land that’s been (badly) divided into separate living spaces.

Over the past few years it’s been home to foreign building site workers, students and others who can’t find anywhere else to rent.

There’s even a broken down caravan in the front yard to house the overflow.

I’m surprised it hasn’t come to grief before now, and it’s nothing short of a miracle that no one was killed.

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