Yesterday afternoon at approximately 12:30, a workplace incident caused a significant fire on Whyalla’s old jetty.
Demolition work by a contractor sparked a fire on the jetty’s plastic-based planks and this fire quickly spread to the eastern third of the jetty.
Metropolitan and Country Fire Service crews were promptly on the scene to secure the area and bring the fire under control with the assistance of SES and police.
Council CEO Chris Cowley said “Importantly, we have had no reports of anyone being injured in this incident and it seems there was no danger, from the fire or smoke, to Whyalla residents.”
Council is seeking a debrief from Maritime Constructions on the reasons for the fire and to ensure that all safety measures are being observed.
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