Esperance Port fire causes estimated $2 million in damages

Southern Ports said no personnel were injured as a result of the fire and there was currently no impact to port operations. Photo: Esperance Express.
Southern Ports said no personnel were injured as a result of the fire and there was currently no impact to port operations. Photo: Esperance Express.

A blaze that broke out in a electrical storage shed at the Port of Esperance in the early hours of December 3, has caused an estimated $2 million in damage.

The structure fire was reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services just after 1am.

Firefighters from the Esperance Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and the Pink Lake Bushfire Brigade responded to the fire which was contained to one building.

Firefighters took about 1.5 hours to extinguish the blaze.

The Esperance Express understands the fire is estimated to have caused more than $2 million in damages and the cause is unknown at this stage.

Southern Ports chief executive officer Steve Lewis said all relevant authorities had been advised and an investigation into the cause of the incident was underway.

"In the early hours of Tuesday December 3, a fire broke out in an electrical storage shed at the Port of Esperance," he said.

"The blaze escalated and has resulted in the destruction of the shed.

"No personnel were injured as a result of the fire. There is currently no impact to port operations."

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services fire investigation officer will investigate the cause.