Fault in garage motor caused fire


The remnants of the blaze at the Kingsley home.
The remnants of the blaze at the Kingsley home.

Mr Mercanti was home when the fire started in his garage late on Wednesday night.

A department spokeswoman said four fire crews were called to the blaze on Shepherds Bush Drive at 11.45pm. It took about two hours to contain the fire, which caused about $175,000 damage.

Mr Mercanti was a regular feature on TV with his cover act Slim Jim and the Phatts in the ’90s.

He remains a recognizable face in Perth entertainment.