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Fire in Fyshwick

By Jazz - 20 November 2009 23

Anyone who’s ventured from the safe confines of their airconditioned office or home today would not at all be surprised to hear we’ve got fire. What you might be surprised to hear that its in Fyshwick. The RiotACT all seeing eye, not least of which has been supported on this occasion by Snarky, Localgirl, gingermick, Mothy, mcdoctor and DrPhil (our field correspondants) tells us that Canturf is ablaze and the CT building on Newcastle st has been abandoned evacuated.

Snarky’s post confirms :
There’s a substantial blaze at CanTurf’s Fyshwick site at the moment. Seems to have started at about 2pm or a little before. Lots of smoke and a strong northerly wind blowing the fire down towards the Gladstone/Maryborough St intersection. It appears to be one of the sheds away from the main house on the property. Co-workers who saw this first said they heard some loud explosions when the fire got going – diesel perhaps?

This bulletin from the ESA suggests its at a scrap metal yard that i didnt know existed.

If you’re in the area send in a pic.

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jake555 10:23 pm 22 Nov 09

Typhoon said :

Was evacuated from Kembla st, was definitely a synthetic fire of some sort. We heard teh drums exploding about 1km away.
Road closures will remain in place for several hours, as the fire dies down, smoke will increase.
The evacuation of Fyshwick was a farce, all traffic directed onto one road, with four seperate roads funelling traffic into it. Fortunately I was on a motorcycle or I’d still be there.
Me thinks their emergency plans need refining……….

Methinks with there being limited roads in/out of Fyshwick, there was little choice but to funnel. You mean you broke the road rules to get ahead in traffic on a motorcycle? Unheard of.

andym 7:25 pm 22 Nov 09

TP3000 – RFS use of TRN is not encrypted. If it was then this ( would be impossible and illegal.

Cletus 2 1:34 pm 22 Nov 09

I reckon the fire’s part of a government conspiracy to finally get Jack Martin kicked out of that scrap hovel so they can sell off that land.

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