Spotlight reopens store after Myaree fire

Spotlight reopens store after Myaree fire

MORE than three months after it was destroyed by fire, retail giant Spotlight’s Myaree store has today reopened at a temporary location on Adelaide Street in Fremantle.

The Leach Highway store went up in flames on August 14, destroying the building and all stock inside.

The neighbouring Anaconda camping store, which along with nearby Goodlife Gym has been closed since the fire, will reopen this Saturday.

“After the August fire in our complex, we’re pleased to be back on-site,” Anaconda regional manager Paul Llewellyn said.

Goodlife Gym has yet to reopen, with a staff member who did not want to be named confirming it will likely remain closed until late January.

Both Anaconda and Goodlife appeared largely unscathed by the fire, though they were fenced off during the immense demolition and clean up.

Other businesses in the complex continued trading as normal.

Arson squad investigators have ruled out any suspicious circumstances, though a WA Police spokeswoman said today the “exact cause” of the fire remained undetermined.

Emergency services responded about 9.30pm and arrived as the fire was taking hold.

It took 10 trucks and 45 firefighters four hours to bring it under control.

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Witnesses reported flames reaching 30 to 40 metres into the sky that could be seen from the road.

No one was injured, though a number of people were evacuated from the scene.