Clothes dryer fire triggers shopping centre sprinkler system at Blakeview

Dryer fire at BlakeviewAt 10:32 this morning CFS crews were alerted to a fire in shop at Blakes Crossing Shopping Centre, Blakeview, by the in-building fire alarm.

Four CFS crews, supported by two MFS crews, arrived to find a fire and smoke from a clothes dryer had triggered the buildings sprinkler system.

Neighbouring shop staff were able to extinguish the fire by using a firehose.

Due to the fire detection sprinkler system being activated, extensive water damage has been done to seven stores in the complex.

Early estimates of damages are at $40,000 however that is expected to be increased substantially once stock damages can be determined.

SES volunteers are now also on scene to assist in the clean-up.

2021-12-09 Brett Williamson