Monday, October 24, 2016

Fire claims old Magra shop

Google Street View image of the Magra
Village Store before today's fire.
POLICE say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed the old Magra Village Store early this morning.

Tasmania Police and the Tasmania Fire Service attended the structure fire at 374 Back River Rd, Magra, just before 4am today. Despite the efforts of the firefighters, the weatherboard building was largely destroyed.

"A preliminary investigation was conducted by TFS and Police at the scene. Whilst the exact cause is yet to be determined, the matter is now being treated as suspicious," police said in a statement.

The scene after the fire.
Built around 1960, the shop has been closed for some time and was recently sold by Derwent Real Estate.

Police said no-one was injured in the fire but the damage was estimated at about $100,000. Anyone with information about the fire can contact Bridgewater CIB on 13 14 44 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

The interior was completely gutted by fire.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps the DVC could look at introducing an on-lead are for the little darlings who obviously aren't under effective parental control.