Thursday, June 23, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Fire Rips Through Family Shed

“My husband’s motorbike is literally a puddle with a chain sitting on top.”

A family lost the entire contents of their rural shed near Sarina earlier this week, when a fully involved blaze engulfed a shed on West Plane Creek Road.

Property occupant Katya Galley said on a Facebook post that she was thankful to the emergency services (firefighters, ambulance and police) for their care.

“We woke up to the sound of the solar panels and other stuff exploding,” she said.

“A granite sink that was going into our kitchen in coming weeks even exploded.

“Nothing is recognisable.”

Ms Galley said the fire was extinguished within half an hour and that emergency services and Ergon stayed to ensure their power supply was safe.

She said the cause of the fire was unknown.

What was left after a fire destroyed a shed on West Plane Creek Road in the early hours of Monday morning, June 20. Photo credit: Katya Galley

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