Much was made during the Mitchell fire emergency of the efforts made to evacuate horses from EPIC.
The ABC’s Jo Laverty did a lengthy piece on the efforts being made to cater for dogs and cats.
We were therefore surprised to hear gossip that the Bimberi Youth Detention centre had not been evacuated.
So surprised we asked Joy Burch’s office:
Was Bimberi evacuated during the fire?
To which we received this direct reply:
UPDATE: We’ve now had a slightly lengthier reply:
No, bimberi was not evacuated, based on ESA advice. Precautions were taken, young people and staff stayed indoors etc