Frankston Times 25 January 2022

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NEWS DESK

Sheds, vehicles affected by grass fire MORE than 20 CFA vehicles and air support were called in to put out a dangerous grass fire in Langwarrin last week. At 12.45pm on 19 January, the CFA were alerted to the blaze. A fire had broken out on land near Lyppards Road. The CFA said in a statement that by the time the fire was extinguished “approximately five hectares of grass was burnt, and the fire had impacted some non-residential assets including sheds and vehicles.” A Watch and Act alert was sent out at 1.17pm. A second Watch and Act alert sent out for Botanic Ridge, Carrum Downs, Centreville, Cranbourne, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Frankston North, Langwarrin, and Skye shortly afterwards warned that the fire was travelling in a southeasterly direction from Lyppards Road towards Potts Road, Hafey Way, and Tamara Court. The CFA says that the scene was “declared under control at 2.22pm”. An alert to declare that the fire presented no danger to the community was sent out by VicEmergency just after 4.30pm.

FIREFIGHTERS attend a blaze in Langwarrin. Picture: Gary Sissons

Frankston Times

25 January 2022

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