Bourbong Street in chaos as fire threatens a number of businesses.
Bourbong Street in chaos as fire threatens a number of businesses.

Bundaberg CBD reopens after fire

UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed a fire which engulfed several shops in the main street was started by an electrical fault.

The blaze, which began about 10.40am, has caused severe damage to The Cash Shop where it originated.

Ignite Dance studio above the cash store and Oasis on Bourbong next door also have extensive fire, smoke and water damage.

“We’re not treating it as suspicious,” Bundaberg police Inspector Kev Guteridge said.

“Scenes of Crime and fire scene examiners have investigated and it appears the fire has arisen from an electrical fault.”

The streets surrounding the blaze have now been reopened.

Dymocks, Rich Aromas Cafe and Impressions Lingerie had to be ventilated due to large amounts of smoke.



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