Blaze Rips Through Bentley Shopping Centre

A fire at Bentley Plaza has caused damage worth about $2 million is being investigated by the arson squad. Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the shopping centre at around 1:30am, following reports of a structural fire at the shopping centre. The fire has caused $1.7 million dollars worth…

California fires claim 36 lives

36 people have died and 5,700 structures have been destroyed so far in one of the deadliest wildfires in Californian history. There are multiple blazes going covering a combined area of more than 185,000 acres across the state. With winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour and humidity at just 10 per cent the…

Fire Truck Stolen Putting ‘Community at Risk’

A fire brigade ute has been stolen from a volunteer bush fire brigade, with fire fighting equipment stripped and dumped. Pemberton Police said the Toyota Landcruiser utility was stolen from the Springfield Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s shed on the corner of Vasse Highway and Green Road at 2:00am on Sunday morning. Items were also stolen…

WA Government clash with Opposition over rural firefighters

The WA Government has defended its progress in meeting the recommendations of the Ferguson Inquiry, made after the devastating Yarloop-Waroona fires.  The opposition criticised the lack of a rural fire service, one of the recommendations of the inquiry, saying it could have more effectively responded to the fires in the Kimberley over the long weekend.…

3 Dead After Condo Fire in Honolulu

Picture Courtesy: YouTube A fire has burnt through a Honolulu high-rise apartment complex that was not equipped with sprinklers, leaving at least three people dead and 12 more injured, with hundreds having to flee their homes. The fire started on the 26h floor of the Marco Polo building, where the three dead bodies were found…

Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 123 People

At least 123 people have died in Pakistan after an overturned and leaking oil tanker exploded when someone tried to light a cigarette nearby, according to officials. Provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan commented on the blast, saying many who were caught in it had gathered nearby the tanker. “People of the area and…

British Protestors Target Theresa May Over Grenfell Tower Fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing criticism about her response to the Grenfell Tower fire, with members of the public angered that she did not meet with the victims on her first visit to the site. On her second visit she was met with protestors, who shouted criticisms like “coward” and “shame on you”…

Fire Risk Warning For Homeowners

Despite cooler weather in winter, nine people were injured and 162 homes were damaged or destroyed, resulting in $3.7 million in damages last year. Most house fires are accidental and can prevented. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis has urged the residents to be vigilant in their homes to minimise the risk of fires. Most home…

Cockburn Bushfire Contained

A bushfire is burning at a bush land between North Lake Road and Stockton Bend in Cockburn Central. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued bushfire advice for residents in the western part of Cockburn Central. Parts of Beeliar Drive, North Lake Road, Poletti Road in Cockburn Central were closed as police and fire crews battled…

Police urged citizens to report bushfire arsonists

In awake of the bushfire that happened in Banjup last week, WA Police and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority announced further initiatives to prevent bushfires. The Police have set up a task force named “Strike Force Vulcan” to deal with arson attacks in the state. So far there are 755 suspicious fires reported to the police, 10 juveniles and 2 others…