Fires raze three homes


Fires caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to three homes in Mandurah last week. Left: The home in Silver Sands. Right: The interior of the Halls Head home which was gutted by fire.
Fires raze three homes
Fires raze three homes
Fires caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to three homes in Mandurah last week. Left: The home in Silver Sands. Right: The interior of the Halls Head home which was gutted by fire.

Fire investigators returned to the scene of a house fire that gutted a Seascapes home on February 1.

The residents had to evacuate their home after the fire started in the garage of the Grasshill Grange property.

Fire crews were called to the fire at 5.59pm and arrived by 6.10pm. Crews extinguished the fire by 6.56pm. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Nancy Turner said her brother had been home when the fire started at the rental house.

“He picked up the dog and got out,” she said.

“Our family are staying with Nanna and we are still in shock – it doesn’t feel real.”

The family did not have contents insurance.

“We are incredibly grateful for everything everyone is doing for us and for all of the donations,” Miss Turner said.

“We are overwhelmed by the massive support from family, friends and strangers we are receiving.

“We really want people to know how much we appreciate their help.”

A home on Sefton Court sustained $100,000 damage after a fire started on Thursday night.

The family living there had to evacuate.

The fire destroyed half their property.

Fire crews arrived at 5.09am and had the fire out by 5.40am.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

A vacant two-storey home on Mandurah Terrace also sustained $100,000 damage.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and the arson squad is investigating.

The suspicious fire started around 1.30am and fire crews had it extinguished by 2.07am.

No one was injured in the fires.