Kakulas Brothers warehouse in Western Australia destroyed by major fire

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The Kakulas Brothers warehouse at Northbridge in Perth, Western Australia has been destroyed by a major fire that ripped through the building on Monday afternoon.

According to ABC News, firefighters managed to stop the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties, and the occupants of the Kakulas Brothers were unharmed and accounted for.

The inferno is believed to have started in the warehouse kitchen of the Kakulas Brothers.

WA’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services regional superintendent, Andy Hinton, said that on arrival to the warehouse “the fire had pretty much spread throughout the building and prevented any entry.”

“Firefighting operations then had to be handled externally, which meant we were relying a lot on the aerial appliance from above because the roof had collapsed,” Mr Hinton added.

The fire that ripped through the Kakulas Brothers. Photo: Andrew Ritchie/The West Australian.

The Kakulas Brothers was established at 185-187 William St, Northbridge on August 29, 1929. The business started with selling groceries locally, also importing products to cater to European immigrants who lived in Perth.

Greek olives, pasta, peeled tomatoes, nuts and dried fruits, herbs, spices and coffee beans are among the products sold at the wholesale market.

The warehouse is a family owned and run business. Evangelos Kakulas and his two eldest sons, Stavros and Michael, started the business and George, their younger brother, joined in 1938. In 1990, Kakulas Brothers expanded to Wellman street in Northbridge.

Source: ABC News

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