26 April 2011

Huge fire in Fyshwick as Just Rite blazes up

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This in from the ESA:

2:59am Tuesday 26 April 2011 – Large fire in Fyshwick The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to reports of a large fire in Wyalla Street Fyshwick this morning.

3:15am Tuesday 26 April 2011 – Update – Large fire in Fyshwick Three fire pumpers, breathing aparartus support crew and district officer on scene at an insulation factory in Whyalla Street Fyshwick.

The building is well alight with additional firefighters being responded.

The road has been blocked in both directions.

3:58am Tuesday 26 April 2011 – Update two – Large fire in Fyshwick Firefighters still working to bring the fire under control.

Five fire pumpers currently on scene. Compressed air foam (CAFS) tankers also being responded to assist.

The structure is at risk of collapsing but there is no risk to adjoining properties at this time.

4:23am Tuesday 26 April 2011 – Update three – Large fire in Fyshwick Fire is now under control but is expected to take several hours to fully extinguish.

The cause is unknown but will be investigated.

just rite blaze

Photo and video courtesy of Fyshwick Heights.

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goggles13 said :

Tooks said :

goggles13 said :

saw the video on the CT facebook page.

IMHO the CT have shown poor judgement in describing the video and pictures as “awesome”

I don’t really understand how that’s poor judgement. Please explain.

awe·some [aw-suhm]
–adjective
1. inspiring awe: an awesome sight.
2. showing or characterized by awe.
3. Slang . very impressive: That new white convertible is totally awesome.

each of these three possible definitions have a positive spin, and I don’t think the fire is a positive event.

Rubbish, it’s a legitimate word used properly. The reason it sounds like ‘positive spin’ is because you’re used to people using it instead of the word ‘cool’. “That party was awesome”, “School was awesome today”, “That new chick is awesome.”

Tooks said :

goggles13 said :

saw the video on the CT facebook page.

IMHO the CT have shown poor judgement in describing the video and pictures as “awesome”

I don’t really understand how that’s poor judgement. Please explain.

awe·some [aw-suhm]
–adjective
1. inspiring awe: an awesome sight.
2. showing or characterized by awe.
3. Slang . very impressive: That new white convertible is totally awesome.

each of these three possible definitions have a positive spin, and I don’t think the fire is a positive event.

goggles13 said :

saw the video on the CT facebook page.

IMHO the CT have shown poor judgement in describing the video and pictures as “awesome”

I don’t really understand how that’s poor judgement. Please explain.

awe·some [aw-suhm]
–adjective
1. inspiring awe: an awesome sight.
2. showing or characterized by awe.
3. Slang . very impressive: That new white convertible is totally awesome.

saw the video on the CT facebook page.

IMHO the CT have shown poor judgement in describing the video and pictures as “awesome”

Pommy bastard said :

The God of Correct English takes his revenge on these dastardly deliberate misspellings.

+1

Now if we can get him to visit His righteous wrath on “drive thru”s!

Maybe curtains for the building 🙂

creative_canberran2:02 pm 26 Apr 11

johnboy said :

GardeningGirl said :

Just Rite Insulation, NOT the slightly similarly named curtain place.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/fire-at-fyshwick-factory/2144125.aspx

Until I get the police report I’ll trust my source on this one.

The fire started, I hear, in the insulation factory and spread to Just Rite.

Or you could do a Google search JB and find this: http://www.justrite.com.au/

And punch 14 Whyalla St into Google Street view and you’ll see that
1. on the left side is grassland and then a Brick wholesaler.
2. on the right side a very wide driveway then some fire wood.

And ESA said the fire was confined to the original structure.

No blinds, curtains or drapes in sight.

GardeningGirl said :

Just Rite Insulation, NOT the slightly similarly named curtain place.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/fire-at-fyshwick-factory/2144125.aspx

Well considering in the picture there is Bradford Insulation and Just-Rite, which does deal with Insulation, but also energy efficiency, I think both of you are wrong and right.

Pommy bastard1:23 pm 26 Apr 11

The God of Correct English takes his revenge on these dastardly deliberate misspellings.

the name is Just-Rite Home Improvements. Its not a insulation factory, its is a insulation provider. It has never sold curtains in its life. The building was build in 1987, so 24 years old.

You can take this as a solid source!

GardeningGirl said :

Just Rite Insulation, NOT the slightly similarly named curtain place.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/fire-at-fyshwick-factory/2144125.aspx

Until I get the police report I’ll trust my source on this one.

The fire started, I hear, in the insulation factory and spread to Just Rite.

Wow, funny how these business fires always seem to happen at ungodly hours of the morning, and never during business hours!

I hope the insurance payout is a good one…….

GardeningGirl12:05 pm 26 Apr 11

Just Rite Insulation, NOT the slightly similarly named curtain place.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/fire-at-fyshwick-factory/2144125.aspx

Great work, Fyshwick Heights! Thanks for posting.

Wow, commiserations to the business owners, if it bothers them. That’s a fairly new building, if memory serves me correctly.

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