Rocklea Towing Yard Blaze Destroys Dozens of Cars

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A fiery inferno engulfed Ready Towing in Rocklea, obliterating over 25 vehicles and causing an estimated $200,000 in damage.



Emergency responders rushed to the Dunn Rd site just before 1:00 a.m. on 18 June 2024, battling the flames for nearly an hour before gaining control.

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The blaze, believed to have originated under the bonnet of a Volkswagon involved in a prior crash, sparked a swift response from seven fire crews. Mark Ready, Director of Ready Towing Group, lauded the firefighters’ rapid action, crediting them with saving countless other vehicles stored on the premises.

While Queensland Police also utilises the yard for vehicle storage, no police property was affected. Authorities are investigating the incident, but early indications suggest no suspicious circumstances.


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The aftermath will involve meticulous identification of the charred remains and extensive liaising with insurance companies. Ready Towing anticipates resuming operations later today, with the removal of the destroyed vehicles.

Published Date 18-June-2024