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HOUSE FIRE IN SOUTH FREMANTLE

Posted in emergency, fire, fremantle by freoview on November 14, 2016

A house fire broke out around 3 pm today in Jenkins Street, near the corner of Chester Street in South Fremantle. Big plumes of smoke filled the sky and school kids were the first spectators.

The fire brigade was there quick smart, so now hoping for the owners/occupiers that not too much damage has been done.

Roel Loopers

FIRE AT OLD FREMANTLE PANEL BEATERS

Posted in emergency, fire, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 16, 2016

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A fire that broke out last evening at 6.30 at the long-established Fairway Panel Beaters at South Terrace, Fremantle has done substantial damage to the building. Local residents had to be evacuated because of toxic fumes and asbestos fears.

The business has been owned by brothers Brian and Robert Richardson for 46 years, so it is quite a shock to the family.

Workers turned up this morning not knowing if they still had a job, but the general sentiment was that it is great no one was hurt and the business can be rebuilt. I wish them well!

Roel Loopers

 

BIBRA LAKE FIRE THREAT TO LIVES AND HOMES

Posted in bushfire, emergency, fremantle by freoview on February 16, 2016

 

A fire that has been burning near Bibra Lake in the suburb of Coolbellup in Cockburn has been upgraded again at midday as lives and homes are at risk according to FESA.

The fire started at 6 am at Pioneer Park near Progress Drive and is believed to have been deliberately lit.

The students of the nearby Waldorf School had to seek shelter inside the school when the fire broke containment lines mid morning.

I just came back from there and there are a lot of very worried people in the area watching the helicopters and fixed-wing planes dumping water on the fires not far from there homes. There was a strong breeze and that is not helpful.

Roel Loopers

FIRE ON LIVE SHEEP VESSEL IN FREMANTLE

Posted in emergency, fire, sheep by freoview on October 9, 2014

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Just by chance I happened to be on the south mole when fire broke out on the live sheep vessel Wellard Ocean Drover in Fremantle Port around 8 am this morning.

It appeared to be on the bridge and crew quarters, so hopefully no sheep were harmed, but the smoke was quite intense and the fire brigade, ship’s crew and port boats all worked together to get the fire under control at around 8.30.

At least six crew members were injured and are being treated.

Roel Loopers

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