Most of the best things on the internet can be found on reddit and as we have through the quarantine, in place of our typical sports coverage, we’re covering the other side of the internet. Here’s our “Reddit Post of the Day”. The good news is the fire was not at the museum, just near the exit to the museum. The museum is located just off the M4 in Perth, New South Wales. As for the best comment on today’s post of the day, “Opening tomorrow…museum of charcoal.” The fire actually occurred in 2012, but the photo is once again making its rounds.
The museum addressed this photo in January and gave full explanation.
“DON’T PANIC the Museum is not on fire – but a nearby building was on the 24th February 2012,” the museum said. “This colossal smoke plume was created by the Harvey Norman Superstore Fire. More than 30 fire engines (including 2 ladder units) with 100 firefighters turned out to Wolseley Road, Jamisontown to tackle the blaze. The focal point of the fire was the loading dock at the rear of the building, which then spread through the store’s retail area. Exploding gas cylinders created the large smoke plume that could be seen for tens of kilometres. One of the biggest building fires seen in Sydney for years, it caused nearly $10 million worth of damage. #flashbackfriday.”