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Myer Civic evacuated after office equipment malfunctions causing smoke

By Charlotte Harper - 21 December 2015 4

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Level two of the Myer Department store in Civic has been evacuated after reports of smoke in the building.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at 1:23pm.

Fire crews arrived on scene a short time later to find a small amount of smoke present as the result of a malfunctioning recharging station for electronic equipment in an office area.

Firefighters are currently ventilating the smoke and undertaking atmospheric monitoring before allowing staff and customers back inside.

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Myer Civic evacuated after office equipment malfunctions causing smoke
Charlotte Harper 10:55 am 22 Dec 15

I might try “manually operated visual interface” next time I ask someone to close a window for me and see how it goes down. I’ll change headline to office equipment rather than machinery as well, thanks.

dungfungus 10:50 am 22 Dec 15

Charlotte Harper said :

It was a recharging station for electronic equipment (checked with a spokesman for the ACT Emergency Services Agency this morning).

Thanks for that Charlotte.
I think you would agree with me that a battery charger isn’t “a machine”.
Calling a battery charger a “recharging station for electronic equipment” is tantamount to calling a kitchen window a “manually operated visual interface”.
Someday, all this PC nonsense will kill someone.

Charlotte Harper 10:46 am 22 Dec 15

It was a recharging station for electronic equipment (checked with a spokesman for the ACT Emergency Services Agency this morning).

dungfungus 8:22 am 22 Dec 15

“malfunctioning machinery in an office area.”
Was it a lathe, surface grinder. bearing press or what?

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