The Courier-Mail

New call for a fire station

- ERIN SMITH

THE North Lakes community is once again calling for its own fire station after a much-loved 75-year-old woman was killed in a house fire last week.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at Hervey Street, just before 10.30am on Friday, April 9. Up to 30 firefighte­rs were involved in the efforts to extinguish the fire, which had fully engulfed the home. Resident Precy Hopyek died in the fire.

The tragic incident brought new calls for a fire station at North Lakes. At the moment the closest station to North Lakes is Deception Bay. The state Labor government promised, last year, to build a fire station in North Lakes if reelected.

Mango Hill Progress Associatio­n president Laurence Christie said: “We are in the middle of a ring of stations. Ten minutes could save a house. Ten minutes could save a life.”

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