Australia Arson suspected in Adelaide Chinatown fire, damage bill in the millions estimated

05:00  03 july  2018
05:00  03 july  2018 Source:

Possible suspects wanted over $10m school blaze released

  Possible suspects wanted over $10m school blaze released Police investigating a suspicious fire at a school in Sydney’s west last month have released CCTV footage of three women. Emergency services were called to the school on Macquarie Street, Parramatta, at 4.45am on May 19, where they found a building on the grounds well alight.The blaze was extinguished by firefighters and was significantly damaged with the estimated costs to repair the building being more than $10 million.Luckily, the building was not in use and no-one was injured at the time of the blaze.

Authorities say a fire that caused minor damage to former president Bill Clinton’s first childhood home in Hope, Arkansas, may have been arson . The cause of the fire is under investigation, with arson suspected in part because of a smell of accelerant at the scene.

Damage has been estimated at a value of around 20 million baht. This kind of factory must be more strictly controlled. This particular factory has caught fire three times in the past. Luckily there were no injuries yesterday.”

Adelaide police believe a fire that has affected up to a dozen Chinatown businesses was deliberately lit — with the damage bill already estimated to be in the millions.

Seventy firefighters spent about an hour containing the fire, which started in Chinatown's Grote Street end about 1:00am.

The Metropolitan Fire Service said damage had also been caused to adjoining properties.

Firefighters remain at the scene after the fire. © Provided by ABC News Firefighters remain at the scene after the fire. "There was a pretty bright orange glow coming from the top [of the building complex]," the MFS's David Juniper said.

"Very heavily smoke-logged internally. So it was very hard to determine where the origin of the fire was and where our initial attack point should be with crews."

The fire caused smoke to drift across most of metropolitan Adelaide.

Emergency service crews remained at the scene on Tuesday morning and warned that Grote Street was likely to be affected through the morning because of the fire trucks at the scene.

West-bound lanes are closed on Grote Street outside the Central Market.

Arson Squad investigate Rockingham tattoo parlour truck crash, fire .
Police were called to the tattoo shop in the early hours of Thursday morning, where they found the building ablaze, with a truck lodged inside.Police were called to the building on the corner of Flinders Lane and Kent Street about 3.10am, and on arriving found a truck “partially inside” the shop, with both the truck and parlour on fire.

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