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URGENT ROAD CLOSURES – Hazard Substances Incident #6 27-11-2023 - Fairlie

On Monday 20th November a fire in the early hours caused extensive damage to a property on the corner of Riddle Street and Talbot St in Fairlie. We now know that the property contains asbestos which was also damaged in the fire.

We made arrangements to safely demolish the remains of the badly damaged buildings.  Specialist contractors have worked over the weekend and the buildings have been demolished. The debris will now removed in a controlled way and disposed of appropriately. The demolition was conducted under strict Health & Safety protocols, and the demolition posed no additional risk to the public.

There were concerns that the children’s playground may have been partly contaminated. We undertook some asbestos testing of surface and air samples and the results showed there are no concerns for the playground. As a precautionary measure we will be cleaning the playground before we reopen it to the public.

The cordon will remain in place, and the roads and playground will remain closed, while work continues on the site. We ask everyone to be patient with our contractors while they complete this important work.

We will issue another updated when we are able to reopen the playground and the roads.

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