UPDATE – Tuesday 5pm
The CFA has determined an explosion was not the cause of damage to a roof of a Great Western property on Tuesday afternoon.
Police, ambulance and CFA attended the property at about 2pm on Tuesday, responding to calls of an explosion leaving a hole in a roof.
“We have determined there wasn’t an explosion in the roof,” CFA district 16 operations officer Gary Mynes said.
“There is no indication of anything emanating from the roof.
“We are looking into the possibility of a weather event causing the damage.”
Mr Mynes said a “mini twister also known as a dust devil” could have been the cause of the incident.
”They can carry winds of up to 100 km/h and cause some serious damage at points,” he said.
“We have spoken to the weather bureau regarding it and will keep investigating to confirm the cause.”
No one was injured in the incident.
“Everyone was ok, it just caused a bit of a shock understandably,” Mr Mynes said.
Earlier – Tuesday 2pm
The Country Fire Authority was called to a Great Western residence on Tuesday afternoon responding to a reported explosion.
“What we know at the moment is there has been an explosion at a residence that has blown a hole in the roof,” CFA district 16 operations officer Gary Mynes said.
“It appears to have created a five by three foot hole in the roof.”
Police and fire authorities were at the scene, with fire investigators to look into the cause of the incident.
More to come.