THE owner of Mildura’s Souvlaki Inn is pleading with other local businesses to check their roofs for flammable material after a fire caused extensive damage to the popular venue on Saturday night.
Unknown to owner Evan Algate his Langtree Avenue shop, which he and his wife bought 18 months ago, was a ticking time bomb.
The insulation used in the ceiling of the business was made from straw, which is rarely used in food establishments due to the hazard of it catching alight, which is exactly what happened on Saturday night.
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