Children evacuated after smell of fire at community centre

70 CHILDREN were evacuated from the Labrador Community Centre this afternoon, after a burning smell was detected in the building.

Emergency services were called to the Nakina Street building, off Kumbari Avenue, shortly after 2.30pm.

Crews have since investigated the premises with thermal imaging devices and have failed to locate a source of the smell with no sign of any fire.


All of the children are safe and have been accounted for, although a small number are believed to be asthmatic. They are being monitored at the scene.

The occupants have been advised to thoroughly ventilate the building.