Busi­ness dam­aged by fire

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A SIGN writ­ing busi­ness in Can­non­vale has not re-opened af­ter be­ing dam­aged in a fire late Fri­day night.

Whit­sun­day Po­lice said a staff mem­ber at ASAP (Any Signs and Print­ing) had been work­ing late when the fire started about 10.20pm on Fri­day.

The man had been work­ing on some signs when he left a piece of equip­ment unat­tended that led to the fire.

Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sergeant Brad Teys said that there were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.

“The dam­age caused by the fire was min­i­mal but there was some smoke dam­age. Noth­ing much was burnt,” he said.

A Queens­land Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice spokesman said they were called to the fire about 10.20pm. The build­ing was not on fire when they ar­rived and the blaze had been con­tained in the sin­gle-storey build­ing, he said.

There was smoke com­ing from the area and crews went in­side the build­ing, ex­tin­guished it, and ven­ti­lated it be­fore leav­ing, the spokesman said.

The Whit­sun­day Times tried to con­tact ASAP by phone but was un­able to reach them for com­ment.

BUSI­NESS ABLAZE: Emer­gency ser­vices at the scene of a fire in Wil­liam Mur­ray Drive in Can­non­vale, which dam­aged a busi­ness on Fri­day night.

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