Structure fire at Mitre 10
A structure fire in the Dunsborough light industrial area this morning has caused an estimated $500,000 worth of damage to Mitre 10.
At around 6.20am the fire was reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services with crews containing the blaze by 7.08am.
The fire was attended by appliances from Dunsborough Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Busselton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bunbury Fire and Rescue Service and DFES officers.
Dunsborough police sergeant Jane Gillham attended the fire and said police treated all fires as suspicious until determined otherwise but the fire was quickly ascertained as non suspicious.
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“It’s heartbreaking for the owners during this tough time for local business,” she said.
First on the scene Tristen Dadson said he was driving down Commonage road on his way to work when he saw flames coming from Mitre10 and stopped to call 000.
“It wasn’t too bad at the beginning, It started under the tills somewhere and didn’t really spread too much but stayed there,” he said.
“The alarms and sirens were going off and the owner rocked up soon after but there was nothing much he could do considering the electrics and aerosols.
“The windows blew out and she was pretty hot. Inside was full of smoke damage, it was billowing out of the roller door at the back and the mezzanine floor upstairs was pretty cooked.”
The award winning store was closed today as owners and staff inspected the damage.
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