FIRE and Emergency Services were kept busy this week following a call just after midday on Wednesday regarding a structure fire at a group of five disability support units on Morrison Road, Midland.
It is believed the fire started in a courtyard between two of the units which caused extensive damage to one of the units where the occupant was evacuated to temporary accommodation by the Department of Communities.
The roof of the unit had already began to buckle before the fire was extinguished by the seven firefighting units that attended from Midland, Welshpool, Osbourne Park and Kiara.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Next door neighbour Rebecca Hewson was alerted to the fire by staff from the post office across the road banging on her window.
“I went out the back and saw flames coming over the back fence and said ‘Oh God’. I was particularly worried because of all the rubbish and clutter that was in the back yard,” she said.
“The five units are all occupied by disability support pensioners and all the residents were forced to leave while the fire was put out.”