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Firefighters battle servo blaze

BY: BY NATHAN KLEIN From: The Daily Telegraph October 05, 2012 6:56AM

A FIRE has destroyed part of a service station in Sydney’s inner-west this morning.

Emergency services were called to the service station on New Canterbury Rd at Clargo St, Dulwich Hill, after the business part of the building became alight around 5am.

The blaze was contained to prevent it from spreading to the gas cylinders and eventually extinguished at 5.25am.

A NSW Police spokesman said officers attended the scene but the fire did not appear to be suspicious.

New Canterbury Rd has been closed to traffic in both directions as a result of the fire.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

It came only an hour after police attended a suspicious blaze at a gym in Sydney’s south-west.

Police and NSW Fire and Rescue officers were called to a building on Terminus St, Liverpool, following reports of a fire at 3.45am.

Police believe the front window of the gym was smashed before alarms sounded and a fire broke out inside the premises.

The blaze was extinguished by fire fighters a short time later and the building sustained superficial damage.

A crime scene has been established and will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

A NSW spokesman said detectives from Liverpool Local Area Command are investigating the fire, which is believed to be suspicious.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the vicinity of the gym or who has information that could assist police is asked to contact Liverpool Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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