Steam boiler causes laundromat fire

AS many as 20 staff had to flee a Coffs Harbour laundromat when fire broke out this morning.

Coffs Harbour Fire Station crews were called to GDT Seccombe Close at 8.40am when a steam boiler caught on fire.

Fire station officer Sally Foote said firefighters arrived to discover the 20 employees had evacuated the building and isolated the gas and the power after seeing smoke coming from the machine.

“We think the extraction fan had burnt out,” Ms Foote said.

“There was a small amount of damage to the boiler but no damage to the building – the boiler was under a shelter at the rear.”

A boiler mechanic was called in to examine the problem, she said.



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