Kiama Village evacuated

Kiama Fire Brigade captain Peter Mitchell has praised the prompt action of Kiama Village staff after a fire alarm was triggered by builders cleaning up gyprock dust from renovations in the centre.

The Kiama Brigade received a call at 9.52am and arrived approximately five minutes later, with the centre already evacuated during that time.

“The management and staff should be praised for their prompt actions – while it turned out to be gyprock dust that had been swept up by the builders, it was good that the action was so prompt,” Mr Mitchell said.

Ironically, a practice evacuation had been planned for Tuesday this week, which had now been cancelled.

The centre reopened shortly after 10.30am.

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