Wangara business owner thanks firefighters for preventing factory blaze from spreading


Business owner Maurice Simpson talks to fire officers on the Friday morning after the fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Business owner Maurice Simpson talks to fire officers on the Friday morning after the fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey

A WANGARA playground equipment business hit by a major fire last week has thanked firefighters for preventing the blaze from spreading to more of its Dellamarta Road factory.

Miracle Recreation Equipment owner Maurice Simpson and his staff were devastated when the fire, which started after 7pm on Thursday, ripped through the warehouse and powder-coating booths at the back of the premises.

“Maurice thanks all the firefighters for saving the rest of the building (including the office),” senior sales representative Tash Carron told Community News.

The business designs and sells playground equipment and outdoor furniture to councils and schools.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) spokeswoman said the cause of the accidental fire had not been determined.

DFES staff were expected to return to the premises today with heavy equipment to continue their investigation.

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