DAMAGE BEYOND REPAIR: The gymnastics club will begin the clean-up after fire tore through their store room.
DAMAGE BEYOND REPAIR: The gymnastics club will begin the clean-up after fire tore through their store room.

Clean-up begins after isolated grass fire

WHAT started as a small grass fire has resulted in the loss of competition and fundraising equipment for the Warwick Gymnastic Club.

President of the club Coby Walker said the main facility wasn't damaged, however a number of shipping containers that stored competition and fundraising equipment was badly damaged.

"The fireys were really good, they put it out before it really got too bad," Mr Walker said.

"Losing the tank was probably the hardest part, especially because it was full.

"It's a shame to lose all that water we had tucked away, it was running all the toilets and taps, which meant we didn't have to use the Council water."

While it is unknown how the fire started, Mr Walker is thankful for the quick response from firefighters.

"The police and fireys sort of said it was an unknown cause, although it looks like it started on the railway area on the reserve and swept along through there to the sheds," he said.

The damage isn't expected to impact the clubs summer training schedule, with athletes expected to train as normal on Monday.

It's an issue Mr Walker hopes is resolved quickly, however he hopes there is a priority for those affected by the current bushfires.

"We'll be up there today looking at the situation, but there isn't much that we can do until the insurance company has a look at it," he said.

"Obviously we want it to be resolved quickly, but we would prefer that they look after all the houses that have been affected by the bushfire disasters.

"All the stuff that we've lost in the containers isn't stuff that we need until about February/March when competition season is back."



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