Risk Taking

By Annelise Hardman

Article (13 year old boy accused of shopping centre blaze)

Police say the 10 and 13-year-old boys are still assisting them with "ongoing investigations".The enormous fire, which completely destroyed the Toys R Us, Clark Rubber and Autobarn stores, was put out about 3pm and firefighters were hosing down remanent flames. FOUR juveniles, including two boys aged 10 and 13, have assisted police with their inquiries into a massive fire that gutted a shopping complex in Mackay today. No one was injured.Much of North Mackay was in lockdown when an emergency situation was declared, causing major traffic chaos with local streets in gridlock. At 4pm, police lifted the emergency situation and reopened all roads, but a public safety order is still in place because of police concerns about toxic smoke from burning chemicals in some of the shops. A police spokeswoman confirmed four juveniles were in police custody in relation to the incident. One is understood to be a 15-year-old girl. The fire, first reported to police at around 11.45am, saw Toys'R'Us, Autobarn and Clark Rubber totally engulfed by flames and a huge smoke plume cover the area.Up to ten fire crews were called to Greenfield Boulevard to fight the blaze, which continued burning for almost five hours after the first Triple-Zero call was made.Busy Saturday trading at the Toys R Us Mackay saw a mass evacuation from the building, and at 1.20pm, the roof of the Toys R Us was reported to be caving in. The Bruce Highway at Nebo and all surrounding streets were closed.Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

(My interpretation)

I thought this article was a boy who got accused over a fire which burnt a few shops in the north of Queensland when police found the boy the police also found two others who were with the boy at the scene of the fire a 15 year old and a 14 year old I learnt that if you start fires to shopping centers that you have to be are fire because you never no what punishment it could be for example it could be fined money, community service or even jail so be careful and don’t start fires in or near shopping centers or anywhere for that matter.