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5 April, 2021

Mechanical workshop blaze treated as suspicious

An overnight blaze in a mechanical workshop is being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police and fire investigators.

By Peter McCullagh

An overnight blaze in a mechanical workshop is being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police and fire investigators.

Fire crews received an emergency all from a nearby resident after waking to the acrid smell of burning rubber.

Initially one fire unit was dispatched to the scene of the fire in JLW Automotive on Buchan Street arriving at approximately 2:25am.

A further two units along with police attended the scene.

The fire located at the rear of the premises was extinguished after a thorough search of the building.

Flames were seen at the rear of the building, although fire damaged is reported as minimal.

An Ergon crew attended to isolate and remove power to the building.

Police investigation crews attended the scene this morning.


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