Fire at Bobbin Head Marina

Around 20 people were evacuated from a Restaurant in the building which was damaged by fire on Saturday. Over 50 firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW attended the fire which broke out in a boat repair business at the western end of the building at Bobbin Head in North Turramurra, in the North of Sydney.

 

A NSW RFS spokesman said the fire  “destroyed about 40 per cent of that building, with a roof collapsed as well. That 40 per cent of the building is totally destroyed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain it, to stop it moving to the rest of the building as well.”
Damage to a large tin structure adjacent to the fire was clearly visible, but firefighters stopped the fire from spreading into that building.

Vessels from National Parks and Wildlife, Maritime NSW and Marine Rescue NSW assisted with the firefighting effort. No Boats or Pens were damaged by the fire.

NSW RFS firefighters from the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai district were assisted by several brigades from the adjoining Warringah/Pittwater District along with Fire & Rescue NSW including a specialist HAZMAT appliance. Due to the age of the building, the presence of asbestos was feared leading firefighters to bag PPE for decontamination and dress in temporary coveralls. Investigators later confirmed the building did not contain asbestos.

No injuries were reported, and the Marina’s manager hoped to reopen for trade Sunday.

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Fire - Bobbin Head Marina -33.662438, 151.162423 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=153 Around 20 people were evacuated from a Restaurant in the building which was damaged by fire on Saturday. Over 50 firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW attended the fire which broke out in a boat repair business at the western end of the building at Bobbin Head in North Turramurra, in the North of Sydney. A NSW RFS spokesman said the fire ”destroyed about 40 per cent of that building, with a roof collapsed as well. That 40 per cent of the building is totally destroyed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain it, to stop it moving to the rest of the building as well.” Damage to a large tin structure adjacent to the fire was clearly visible, but firefighters stopped the fire from spreading into that building. Vessels from National Parks and Wildlife, Maritime NSW and Marine Rescue NSW assisted with the firefighting effort. No Boats or Pens were damaged by the fire. NSW RFS firefighters from the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai district were assisted by several brigades from the adjoining Warringah/Pittwater District along with Fire & Rescue NSW including a specialist HAZMAT appliance. Due to the age of the building, the presence of asbestos was feared leading firefighters to bag PPE for decontamination and dress in temporary coveralls. Investigators later confirmed the building did not contain asbestos. No injuries were reported, and the Marina’s manager hoped to reopen for trade Sunday. Full gallery available.

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