January 2 2015

– Two 17-year-old youths will be charged over a fire that destroyed a barn and about 1000 bales of hay early yesterday morning.

Burnie CIB detectives interviewed the two youths in relation to the deliberately lit barn fire in Mooreville Road, Burnie.

The youths will be charged with the fire and causing damage to property. Both will be proceeded against under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

The barn is expected to continue burning for days.

The structure fire, which caused an estimated $40,000 damage, was called in to the Tasmania Fire Service at 3.55am yesterday.

Two TFS units from the Burnie brigade and one from the Somerset brigade attended, with the first vehicle at the scene by 4.03am to find the shed engulfed by flames.

It wasn’t until 7am that the fire was deemed relatively under control, Burnie fire brigade officer Shane Andrews said.

Mr Andrews said by 7am it was starting to be under control, but was still burning pretty well. Firefighters were happy it wasn’t spreading.

Because of the hay, it meant the fire would burn for days. An excavator would be brought in to pull the hay bales out as best they could and this would help the fire burn out.

“It should keep burning for two to three days minimum,” Mr Andrews said.

He said initial photographs taken when the TFS was first on the scene indicated that the fire was deliberately lit and investigations found this suspicion to be true.

The case was handed over to Burnie CIB.

“A roller and a grader were also broken into on the property last night, which is part of the reason why we knew the fire had been deliberately lit.”

Mr Andrews said the hay inside the shed was estimated to have cost $10,000 and the cost of rebuilding the shed $30,000, taking the estimated cost of damage to $40,000.


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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