Years ago

Marion Basketball Stadium fire?

I heard a rumour last night that apparently Marion Basketball Stadium was on fire does anyone no if there is any truth to the rumour if so how much damage was done?

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Years ago

Light was on fire. 3rd electrical fire at Marion in 4 years.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Whoa, sounds like a major re-wire and/or upgrade to the switchboard is needed.

You can only pull so many amps in a wire so if things are catching alight, it usually means there's too much load on the individual circuit(s).

Don't know too much about electrics, 'cos if you can see it it's doesn't exist, but I do know what any sparky will say:

"None of this is to code"
"We're gunna have to replace the whole lot"
"We'll have to report whoever did this"
"It's not gunna be cheap"

It's a BSA owned stadium and thank goodness BSA have a lazy $60K to spend on fixing the problem to make it safe.

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Years ago

Switchboards are what the old telphone operators used to use and there are many reasons why things can catch alight (one being that circuits are overloaded)

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Years ago

Jack it is NOT a BSA owned Stadium.

BSA do not own a single stadium.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

If BSA don't own then who does?

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Who Me  
Years ago

Marion Council and BSA lease it off the Council.

Pity the Fire Brigade got there in time, Insurance may have got a new stadium built. :)

However, I did here that the fire was only one light, so may not have been much damage if it wasn't stopped.

No ABL Games until 10th April, but I wonder whether junior games can continue, I believe that Social Grand Finals were cancelled.

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Years ago

Maybe one of the resident possums left the iron on?

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Lloyd Braun  
Years ago

Doesnt surprise me. Especially when you consider who the resident sparky was...

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Years ago

Tin sheds and dodgy wiring, seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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Modern Girl  
Years ago

Easy folks, you are all jumping to a number of conclusions in your posts.

1 small fire with a light and we have already earmarked $60k for a major refurbish, and we are going to be reporting people as well!

It well could have been something minor falling against a light.

We are all eager to have the stadiums refurbished, but lets wait for the official version of what happened before we start bulldozing buildings and throwing people in jail for doing dodgy wiring jobs.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Reminds me of the story of two businessmen on the insurance scam.

#1: Sorry to hear about your factory fire
#2: Shhh, it's tomorrow

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Years ago

3 years ago when I played there while it was raining heavily and the roof couldn't handle it. Landed on all the wires.

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