Bush­fire court case

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A CLASS ac­tion over the bush­fire that de­stroyed dozens of homes in Perth’s Hills re­gion is gain­ing mo­men­tum, with vic­tims say­ing they have a strong case against Western Power. The blaze started when a rot­ten and ter­mite- rid­den power pole fell over in Jan­uary last year, the re­sult­ing fire raz­ing 57 homes, seven out­build­ings and about 392ha of bush­land. Res­i­dents pur­sued the class ac­tion af­ter an En­er­gySafety re­port found Western Power con­trac­tors should have no­ticed ter­mite ac­tiv­ity.

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