Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Update on state of The Glebe following today's fire
In the aftermath, the severity of the heat is also now clear.
This picture shows the remnants of the shed in which the explosion took place. The roof has gone completely.
The police kicked the doors in and evacuated the 25 residents on that side of the Glebe, but the other residents were able to stay safely in their apartments. The only casualty appears to have been a policeman who was burned by a piece of falling melted guttering.
The residents who were moved out hope to be back later this evening in their apartments, after the necessary repairs have been made to windows and doors which are still going on now (7.15pm). And despite everything, everyone is in very good spirits!