Suspicious fire damages only pharmacy in town


A historical tourist attraction has donated temporary premises to a pharmacy following a suspicious fire

Last week Tasmania Fire Service attended a fire at West Coast Realty on the main street of Zeehan, in north-west Tasmania.

The building was destroyed by the fire and two adjoining buildings – Zeehan’s only pharmacy, as well as a rock shop, were also damaged.

The Zeehan pharmacy has now re-opened across the road, in an empty shop provided rent-free by the West Coast Heritage Centre, a complex which includes a museum, blacksmith and wheelwright shop and the historic Gaiety Theatre.

Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre has posted on its Facebook page that the temporary pharmacy is “now open and able to assist with your medication and scripts”.

“Quynh is working hard and hoping to be running as normal within the next few weeks,” it says. “His main focus currently is the medications and script side of things.

“If you had a script with Quynh (prior to the fire) he will still have it as they were not damaged”.

The post received a number of likes and responses of “Awesome news” and “Great news”.

Tasmania Police report that nobody was injured during the fire and the value of the damage is unknown.

However the Advocate reports that the owner of West Coast Realty has not been seen since the day of the fire.

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1 Comment

  1. Notachemist
    07/03/2018

    Great community support for the local pharmacy.

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