A fire extinguisher could be a key part of a rescue plan in a steel-framed building that is being gutted by the fires raging across the world, an expert has said.
Key points:The fire at a steel building in southern Australia has shut down the city’s main railway station, forcing passengers to take buses or walk to workThe fires have been linked to an industrial collapse at the siteThe Queensland Government has said it is “deeply concerned” about the impact on local communities and the economyKey pointsThe fires are linked to a collapse of an industrial complex at the steel building site.
A steel fire lighters can help extinguish the flamesThe Queensland government has said the building could be closed down for several days.
The steel fire engine is equipped with a fire extinguishing device and a steel floor.
It is an innovative technology that is used by thousands of steel workers in Australia, but is currently not available to the public.
Key Points:The Queensland Fire Brigade has been called to the site to try and quell the fire, but the fire is being controlled by a combination of water and foam.
The Queensland Emergency Management Agency says the fire has shut the main rail station and is causing severe damage to nearby properties and industries.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government was “deepening its investigations into the incident” and called for a full investigation.
“We want to be absolutely sure that we’re not being left behind and we want to do everything we can to protect those people who work and live in this community and are vulnerable to this,” she said.
“The fire is threatening to close the main railway stations, the main industries and the community itself.”
Fire crews are working to contain the flames in the industrial complex and are working closely with local businesses to ensure residents and businesses can get through the day safely.
Ms Palasza said the state Government would not have the power to shut down this particular area and said it would be up to local businesses and the people of Brisbane to do so.
“It is important to be very clear that the Queensland Fire Department will be working with our local businesses, local businesses have been working hard, they’ve got this fire under control and they’re going to continue to do that,” she told reporters.
“What we’re going through is a very serious situation, we’re very keen to be working as much as we can with local business and local residents.”
The Queensland Ambulance Service is assisting local residents and firefighters at the scene.
Queenland Premier Anna Bligh said she was “extremely worried” about “serious damage” to the industrial site.
“I am deeply concerned about the damage and I am looking into what’s happening,” Ms Bligh told reporters on Thursday.
“This is a critical industrial site that employs around 30,000 people and I’m very concerned about what’s happened to that area.”
The fire has been linked by scientists to a major collapse at a nearby industrial complex that shut down local industries for weeks.
The building was a major source of revenue for the community and the region, and was known as the “old steel mill”.
The Queensland Building Regulations Authority said the steel structure was built between the 1860s and 1900s, when it was known for producing iron ore and iron and steel.
It said the site was closed in August 2014, when a fire started at the building and authorities were unable to put out the blaze.
“While it’s a very complex situation, there are some structural components in place that are capable of supporting a fire of this magnitude,” the authority said.
It noted that the structure’s steel framing was “in good condition”.
The authority said the fire was contained and the structure was expected to be “resumed to its original configuration” next week.
“As a result, the Queensland Building Act requires that a significant number of structures in this area be removed from the site and that a new structure be erected,” the building authority said in a statement.
Queendom’s most recent major industrial collapse, in January 2018, shut down Brisbane’s CBD and the city for weeks and cost thousands of jobs.
Quebec’s government has blamed the collapse on the collapse of a large industrial complex in the area.
In the weeks before that collapse, the city was still recovering from a major natural disaster.
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