Fire station’s hose tower dismantled

■DISMANTLED: BCG Engineering site co-ordinator Declan Kearney and employees dismantle the Mount Isa Fire Station’s condemned hose tower.A CONDEMNED hose tower at the Mount Isa Fire Station was dismantled by crane last week.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services acting inspector for Mount Isa Eric McBain said the tower was used to hang wet hoses, but was no longer needed when the hoses were made of canvas material.

The tower, visible at the corner of the Barkly Highway and West Street, had not been used for about a decade and for several years was condemned, he said.

“We want to use that space in future – maybe [for] another storage area,” Mr McBain said.

BCG Engineering dismantled the tower last Monday.

Site co-ordinator Declan Kearney said the 35-metre high tower was cut into three pieces. A crane was used to lay it on the ground where it was dismantled into smaller pieces.

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