Fire ‘dev­as­tat­ing’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SUBIACO Au­to­mo­tive Ser­vices owner Lloyd Kelly has just one word to de­scribe the fire that de­stroyed his 27-year-old busi­ness on Satur­day morn­ing – dev­as­tat­ing.

A Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices (DFES) spokesman said the fire caused more than $800,000 dam­age to the Hood Street ware­house.

“The fire was re­ported at 1.08am and fully ex­tin­guished about two hours later,” he said.

Although DFES in­ves­ti­ga­tors were un­able to de­ter­mine a cause, Mr Kelly said he be­lieved a com­puter in an ad­join­ing of­fice might have started the fire.

“There’s noth­ing left here, it’s quite hor­rific,” he said.

“Loyal cus­tomers have been call­ing in and I’ve al­ready found one of my em­ploy­ees an­other job; that is very im­por­tant to me.

“We have to keep mov­ing; if you get hit, you have to get up, so now we’re try­ing to find some­where to go. Hope­fully some­one might say they have a space avail­able to rent; we’re open to all op­tions here.”

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