Posts Tagged ‘Wootha’

Brisbane’s Port Office Hotel burns after fire starts in kitchen

A Heritage-listed Brisbane pub has been saved from major structural damage after a fire started in the kitchen and spread into the roof. The fire started in the kitchen of the Port Office Hotel, on the corner of Edward and Margaret street in the CBD, about 12.10pm, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said.…

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Exotic fish killed in pet shop break in and fire in Sydney’s west

Exotic fish worth thousands of dollars were killed when a suspicious fire ripped through a pet shop in Sydney’s west on Monday, police say. Just before 10pm, fire crews were called to the business at Emu Plains and took around half an hour to extinguish the blaze, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said. Police said the…

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Government to review safety advice amid new high-rise cladding fears

Concerns over post-Grenfell fire checks come as government is poised to confirm ban on combustible materials The government has ordered a review of building safety advice amid concerns that scores of tall buildings fitted with combustible cladding and insulation may have been missed by a testing programme following the Grenfell Tower fire. James Brokenshire, the housing…

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Queensland fire: Police doing final sweep urging evacuations

Queensland firefighters, NSW Rural Firefighters and volunteers are bracing for extreme weather that will continue to wreak havoc across fire ravaged communities today. The Deepwater blaze is still a major concern for firefighters with residents in Baffle Creek, Oyster Creek and Rules Beach areas advised they have about an hour to evacuate or risk becoming…

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Sunnybank home engulfed by fire

A HOUSE fire on Brisbane’s southside near a train station has caused havoc for commuters. The home on Albyn Rd, Sunnybank, between Sunnybank and Altandi stations, has reportedly been gutted. Emergency services were called to the blaze about 7.15am. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said there were multiple crews on scene battling the…

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London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower

Seventy one people died after a huge fire engulfed Grenfell Tower – a 27-storey tower block in West London. Some residents of the north Kensington building escaped as the fire took hold on 14 June, while others were trapped inside. Emergency services were called to the fire at the block of flats in the borough…

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Dubai tower engulfed in flames

FIREFIGHTERS have brought under control a blaze that engulfed one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai. A fire broke out in the 86-storey Torch Tower in the United Arab Emirates holiday hotspot about 1am local time (7am AEST) and spread quickly. Hundreds of residents were evacuated and shocked onlookers shared harrowing videos and…

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