Asbestos warning tape wrapped around Mandurah business targeted by arsonists

Asbestos warning tape wrapped around Mandurah business targeted by arsonists

ASBESTOS warning tape has been wrapped around a Mandurah business following a suspicious fire on August 21.

It’s believed that fire damage was done to Mandurah Graphics after it was targeted by arsonists.

Luckily for business owner Anthony Carna, fire crews were able to salvage back up hard drives and computers.

Mr Carna said he wanted to express his thanks to fire crews, the arson squad and the SES.

“There was too much internal damage, so we are trying to relocate,” he said.

“We’re setting up at home at the moment and still conducting business as usual – at my kitchen table.”

Mr Carna said fire crews organised for the SES to come out last Sunday.

The SES placed tarpaulins on the damaged roof to protect the property.

“They saved my livelihood,” he said.

“It started to rain as they were finishing so we were quite lucky.”

Mr Carna has a mortgage on the property, but he is insured.

He said he doesn’t know what will happen to the building now they have found asbestos.

“Hopefully this week, we’ll be up and running in a new office,” he said.

This is the third suspected arson attack in central Mandurah in a fortnight.

The arson squad is investigating.