Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Beagle Bay: Store burned down

Beagle Bay’s only store has burned down.

DFESThere are no supplies available.

You can read DFES’ statement here:

The following statement has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

 

Time of issue: 5.05pm

Date of issue: 3 October 2014

 

Fire in shop at Beagle Bay in the Shire of Broome

 

A fire has destroyed the community’s only shop in Beagle Bay in the Shire of Broome.

 

The fire is now contained and under control, but people are asked to stay away from the area, due to asbestos concerns, and be aware that there are no supplies in the area.

 

DFES staff, volunteer firefighters and the Nyul Nyul rangers have been busy with dust suppression and support roles.

 

WHAT TO DO:

 

People are asked to stay well away from the shop and be aware that there are no supplies in the area.

Residents and travellers are asked to avoid the area due to the possible risk from abestos.

No groceries are availabe from shop.

People are asked to be self sufficent or if required source groceries and supplies from Broome, Djugaragyn or One Arm Point.

The Beagle Bay Pie Shop and Coffee shop remain open.

Fuel remains available via cash payment only.

A temporary shop is expected to be openned in the Womens Community Centre mid to late next week.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

 

DFES is working with the community to minimise the impact of the fire.

DFES is working with the shop owner, Shire of Broome, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and other agencies coordinating the community’s recovery.

Fire investigation officers from DFES and WA Police are en route to investigate the incident.

The Department of Environment Regulation has been notified.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.

The fire was reported at 12.19am today.

END

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