Inglewood community comes together to support those involved with Bunnings fire

Fire crews at the scene of the Inglewood Bunnings fire on February 26. Picture: Mark Donaldson
Fire crews at the scene of the Inglewood Bunnings fire on February 26. Picture: Mark Donaldson

THE Inglewood community spirit is alive and well after the loss of a local icon.

After Bunnings on Beaufort Street burned almost to the ground on Monday, February 26, with a damage bill of $5 million, people have dug deep to raise almost $830 for night market volunteers and volunteer firefighters as a thank you.

Part of the money will go towards the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.

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Only a handful of other businesses were affected by the fire and were forced to close temporarily, including The Cut Above Hair Salon.

Owner Maurita Wilson praised volunteers and the positive community spirit on Facebook after Julie Jefferies of Pierrots in Mt Lawley, opened her salon to Ms Wilson’s clients.

“Thanks to the fireys and the police, for saving our little salon from going up in flames,” she wrote.

“Thanks also to my clients who let me know that Bunnings was on fire, and to all the clients who have contacted me, just to make sure I was ok.

“Such an awesome community spirit.”

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