Firefighters battle a blaze at Byron Bay's Arts and Industry Estate. Oct 26 2012
Firefighters battle a blaze at Byron Bay's Arts and Industry Estate. Oct 26 2012 sue gardiner

Byron blaze investigated

THE owner of a Byron Industrial Estate building that caught alight last Friday, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of workers, said his builder had just popped in to the business next door to pick up timber when he smelt smoke.

David Piesse, from Paper & BookArts at 8 Centennial Ct, said the builder alerted the fire brigade and he arrived on site shortly after to find the building alight.

He said they were still quantifying stock lost and their insurers had hired investigators to determine what sparked the blaze.

Police and NSW Fire and Rescue are also investigating the fire.



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