Factory Fire in the Riverland …
Another day and another fire in a Regional Area – this time in Glossop.
When the pager went off again at 7:15 am indicating for me to respond as Safety Officer, I thought it may have been in error – after all it is a 2.5 hour drive and I am on my day off (still on call though).
It was an uneventful drive arriving around 10:00 am.
After checking in with the CFS Incident Controller, time to meet with our crews and see that all was well.
The damage to the factory which had 3 business running from it was extensive although there was some good saves at the north western corner. The overall damage bill ended up at around $2 million.
I ended up spending the day here in the 40 degree heat dealing with 3 acetylene cylinders that had been heated and were venting. We had cooling streams running all day and also build a sandbag wall around them utilising the SES, in case the cylinders decided to explode.