Fire in Parkes

johnboy 28 October 2011 2

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at West Block offices, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes at a small electrical fire.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approx 250 people evacuated as a precaution as crews clear heavy smoke logging.

Three fire pumpers, the Bronto Skylight Hydraulic Platform, the specialist Breathing Apparatus Unit and Hazardous Materials van on scene.

Crews alerted following Automatic Fire Alarm at 2.29pm.

Crews conducting ventilation and air monitoring before allowing workers to return to building at approx 3.30pm.

3:05pm Friday 28 October 2011

Occupants of building being permitted to return inside.

ACT Fire Brigade about to depart scene.

3:36pm Friday 28 October 2011

[Courtesy ESA]


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2 Responses to Fire in Parkes
wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 12:03 am 29 Oct 11

“Approx 250 people evacuated as a precaution as crews clear heavy smoke logging.”
Well, smoke logging is almost as dangerous as forestry logging so I’m not surprised. How they harvest the smoke is still a mystery to me as it seems to elude most of our common harvesting methods thus far. Smoke trees are quite fragile and break with minimal interference, hence the difficulty in containing them. We have however prepared methods to prevent smoke, such as child care centers, gaming areas, eating venues etc. Perhaps establishing the premises as one of these may have prevented the need for an emergency?

BearBuns BearBuns 5:15 pm 28 Oct 11

I don’t know who is writing these things at ESA lately but the damn appliance is a Bronto SKYLIFT Aerial Platform. Sheesh, you would think that at least they could get the damn name right dammit!!!

Skylight?? FFS!!!

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