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March 2, 2021

Fire guts Mullumbimby classroom

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A small brick building adjacent to the Mullumbimby Civic Hall was seriously damaged by fire last Friday morning, with arson being suspected.

Firefighter Josh Rushton told The Echo that the Civic Hall’s wall would have also caught alight if crews hadn’t been able to put a defensive line between the historic hall and the burning building, located just metres away.

‘Without the early call to 000 and subsequent quick response of firefighters, the fire would have spread to the Civic Hall main building,’ he said.

The building was used by Southern Cross Distance Education, and pictured are co-ordinators Kim Kiries and Kim Stewart along with some of their students who have lost their classroom.


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