Busselton restaurant suffers damage from fire

Busselton's The Goose Beach Bar + Kitchen has suffered significant fire damage. Photo from Libby Mettam.
Busselton's The Goose Beach Bar + Kitchen has suffered significant fire damage. Photo from Libby Mettam.

Busselton firefighters were called to a blaze at the Goose Beach Bar + Kitchen in the early hours of Monday April 12.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services received the report about a structure fire along the Busselton foreshore at 3:46 am.

While there is still smoke, there is no threat to lives or homes.

The cause of the fire is unknown and 25 firefighters are on the scene for a number of hours controlling the incident.

At 10.15am the department issued an all clear warning for the area and said there were 12 firefighters left on the scene.

The department said people would no longer be impacted by smoke and the building was contained.

WHAT TO DO:

  • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: facebook.com/dfeswa, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

This story Significant damage to The Goose restaurant first appeared on Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.