With the fire brigade at the scene, the first thing we wanted to do was to check if the building had suffered any damage.
Luckily it did.
“There was nothing left,” says Chief Inspector Chris Smith.
After clearing the site and making sure the fire had extinguished, they got to work on the building’s fireproofing. “
They found some large pieces of debris in the building, but the fire was so close to the building that it wasn’t worth the effort.”
After clearing the site and making sure the fire had extinguished, they got to work on the building’s fireproofing.
“We have a very high level of fireproofness, but this building had a lot of water in it,” Mr Smith says.
“So, it’s not an ideal building for this type of fire, because the water is so high.”
We’ve been in there for over two hours, and we’ve not had to stop anything, we’ve got all the equipment, we’re up and running and there’s no issues whatsoever.
“Fire crews are now preparing to get out the fire, but there’s still a lot to do.
It’s a positive development for the whole community, Mr Williams adds. “
I’m just really pleased we’ve managed to get this fire under control,” Mr Williams says.
It’s a positive development for the whole community, Mr Williams adds.
“It’s good that we’re having a bit of a safe place to work, we haven’t had to go to the emergency department in this building, which is really a shame.”
There are a lot more fires going on in Australia than we have here.
“The blaze is not the only one in the Adelaide Hills this year, as the fire at the Bournemouth site in South Australia continues to burn.
The fire service says it has responded to 10 other fires across the state this year.