York: fire destroys St John Ambulance sub-centre and two ambulances

York: fire destroys St John Ambulance sub-centre and two ambulances

ARSON squad investigators are treating a York fire that destroyed two ambulances early on Saturday morning as not suspicious at this time.

York Police said on Twitter the fire was “a huge blow for our volunteers and town”.

The fire started about 1am at the St John Ambulance sub-centre on the corner of Joaquina Street and Railway Street.

On hearing the news, St John Ambulance sent a vehicle from Northam to ensure York was not without an ambulance service.

“We now have two loan vehicles at York; one from Northam and one from Boddington,” a St John Ambulance spokesman said.

“The St John community including our regional office in Northam, State Office in Perth and surrounding sub centres are assisting and supporting the York Sub Centre and its volunteers to help them deal with what is a difficult time.

“We are assisting the police with their investigation.”

Department of Fire and Emergency Services used four appliances and had the blaze under control in just over an hour.

The fire caused an estimated damage of about $1 million.