The owner of a Sydney cafe says he’s sold a fire extinguisher that cost $2.5 million to $3 million.
Key points:The Sydney Fire Brigade says it is investigating the saleThe price of the extinguisher was unknown for weeksIt’s believed the price of a fire truck could be around $2 millionA fire truck was the price tag for the extinguishers at a Sydney restaurant.
Key Points:The sale of the fire extinguishers has led to a huge price spikeThe fire brigade is investigating what could have happened to the extinguishmentIt is understood the price could have been between $1 million and $3.5mAn investigation is underway into the sale.
The cafe, located in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville, was the site of a deadly fire in March 2016.
In February, the NSW Fire Service confirmed the restaurant had sold its extinguishers to the Fire Brigade.
In a statement, the company said it “welcomed the opportunity to sell its extinguishing equipment, including fire extinguishing systems, and was disappointed that the price had gone up in the course of a few months”.
The company said the extinguishing devices are used to stop fires in homes, businesses and in emergency situations, including the closure of hospitals.
“We appreciate the Fire Brigades involvement in the investigation, and the potential benefits of the sale to the community,” the company added.
The extinguishers have a range of functions, including stopping the spread of smoke and flames, reducing smoke emissions and protecting people and property from the elements.
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