No arson in mower shop fire

FIRE investigators are continuing investigations into a fire that caused significant damage to a Kalbar business on Thursday morning.

Shortly before 4.30am, firefighters were called to Fassifern Mower Repairs in Railway Street after reports the building was fully engulfed.

Firefighters from Kalbar and Boonah were able to contain the blaze to the shop's showroom before it spread to the rear of the building which contained the workshop.

Kalbar Auxillary Firefighter Captain Corey Bock said early investigations revealed the fire started in the front of the tin building.

“It's not being treated as suspicious,” Mr Bock said.

“At this stage it's too early to determine the cause but we can rule out arson.”

Kalbar firefighter and Fassifern Mower Repairs owner Steven Easton attended the blaze but couldn't believe it was his store.

More than $70,000 worth of spare parts, mowers and quad bikes, some belonging to customers, had gone up in flames.



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