22 January 2011

Fire in Pialligo

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ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a shed fire on Beltana Road, Pialligo.

Two pumpers and Breathing Apparatus Support Van on scene.

One female treated for minor smoke inhalation by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 12:35pm.

Fire is under control with no risk to neighbourly properties.

Update to follow.

1:10pm Saturday 22 January 2011

Update on shed fire. Fire has been extinguished with crews conducting ventilation of shed.

Contents of shed have been destroyed with the shed structure suffering minor damage.

Size of shed approx 120 square metres.

ACT Fire Brigade fire investigators will be called to investigate the cause.

1:25pm Saturday 22 January 2011

Update two on shed fire Estimated damage $200,000. Cause of fire was a faulty power point.

4:20pm Saturday 22 January 2011

[Courtesy the ESA]

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The fire occurred in a kids’ cooking school – the day before the fire, the kitchen (which was destroyed) was apparently packed with children.

New business or not, this could have been a catastrophe. Serious questions should be asked of the owners, the builders and anyone else involved in setting up such a project.

Master Chef Jnr may sound like a fun, safe and profitable marketing gimmick, but mixing children with a dangerous environment, such as an industrial kitchen, is potentially none of the three.

This fire was at a place called Kids Pantry. Its a new business just starting up providing cooking classes for kids and cooking parties. My kid has a party booked there in a couple of months and is (or was) really looking forward to it (the Masterchef effect!). It must be devastating for a new business just trying to get off the ground…

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