Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 12 February 2020

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Fire tears through home A MASSIVE blaze has torn through a home on Tarella Road, Chelsea. Just after 9pm, 4 February, a fire broke out at the house. CFA attended the scene to attempt to extinguish the blaze. A statement from Chelsea SES, which also attended the scene, said “the massive blaze tore through the weatherboard home and began just after 9pm when neighbours heard a loud explosion. Both CFA and MFB appliances were on scene as some 50 firefighters in 12 appliances fought the blaze which threatened neighbouring properties at its height. CFA members did an incredible job isolating the fire to the single property.” Chelsea SES said the house was “totally destroyed” but that no major injuries occurred. “Units from Edithvale, Patterson River, Springvale and Frankston CFA, as well as MFB units from as far away as Richmond. Ambulance Victoria, Police and SES were all at the incident until just before 2am this morning [5 February] and Patterson River CFA and Victoria Police remained on scene all night,” the SES statement read.

FIREFIGHTERS at the scene of a blaze. Picture: Gary Sissons

Horse will stand again A HORSE sculpture attacked by vandals last year will soon be reinstalled on the Mordialloc foreshore. The statue was the target of an attempted theft in July last year (“Horse doesn’t bolt”, The News, 10/7/19). Kingston Council has confirmed that the damage to the horse statue has been repaired by restorer Peter Degaris, and that it is due to be reinstalled. “Thanks to the hard work of art restorer Peter Degaris, The Horse sculpture by Julie Squires will shortly be returned to Mordialloc Foreshore following the vandalism attack last year,” a council Facebook post read. “After a bit of a shoe shine, full sandblast, new patina and a wax finish The Horse will be back where it belongs!” Picture: Supplied

You’ll never walk alone WALKING group WAMwalk will host a twilight expedition on 18 February. The walk starts from the Chelsea Uniting Church on Sherwood Avenue. It will go past local historical sites. The walking group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month for a 4 kilometer walk. They usually start at Aspendale Gardens Shopping Centre for a 9.30am start. The twilight walk starts at 6pm.

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

12 February 2020

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