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…

Opposition Calls For Transparency On Bushfire Preparations

WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan is calling on the government to be more transparent by revealing the prescribe burning process. In awake of the New South Wales bushfire, the Labor opposition said the public deserves to know the bushfire prevention progress. Despite WA’s wet winter, Mr McGowan said the government needs to put resources into make…

Fire Caused Black Out In Bibra Lake

A power line fault has sparked a fire causing black-outs in Perth’s southern suburbs. It happened at around 6:30pm near Stock Road in Bibra Lake, after bushes around the power line caught on fire. The fire crews arrived 10 minutes later to extinguish the blaze. Parts of Bibra Lake and surrounding areas is without power,…

New facility for SES volunteers

The minister for Emergency Services Joe Francis opened a new $1.8 million multi- purpose built facility for SES volunteers in Belmont- Victoria Park, for its only mounted section this Saturday. The new complex will provide a training base for SES volunteers. “Volunteers make a significant contribution to the state of Western Australia, over 30,000 volunteers,…

12.34 million to improve WA firefighters safety

Emergency Services Minister Troy Buswell, has today pledged to invest $12.34 million dollars in a package designed to improve the safety and protection of WA firefighters if the liberal government is re-elected. According to Mr Buswell, more than 650 fire fighting vehicles which operate at high risk bushfires will be upgraded to increase the protection…