1. There’s been a fire at Brand Depot. Lets hope a starving retailer wasn’t trying to get some insurance back before departing on a midnight clear.
- One store sustained fire damage with as many as a dozen more shops affected by smoke and subsequent water damage.
ACT Policing and ACT Fire Brigade investigators are yet to determine the cause of the fire.
ACT Policing has posted a static guard at the scene until AFP Forensic Services expected arrival tomorrow (August 27).
It is expected some areas of the Brand Depot complex will be closed to members of the public for a period of time tomorrow morning to allow investigators to complete their analysis of the scene.
2. There’s going to be a petrol forum addressing people driving away without paying for fuel.
Sometime in late October they’ll have a chat about letting petrol stations email in their theft reports (fax is currently required).
Interestingly strategic closing of pumps is a strategy referred to. Perhaps not a conspiracy against tight-arse Tuesday after all?