Heath­cote CFA fire re­port,

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HEATH­COTE Fire Brigade at­tended two il­le­gal blazes on De­cem­ber 29, both be­ing res­i­dents burn­ing waste. Both fires were at­tended to by Heath­cote units with the res­i­dent on both prop­er­ties be­ing charged by the po­lice for light­ing a fire in a de­clared fire dan­ger pe­riod. One of these fires had spread to the neigh­bour­ing prop­erty by the time the brigade ar­rived.

On De­cem­ber 30, there was a light­ning strike on the Toob­o­rac-Bayn­ton Road, Toob­o­rac, which sparked a small fire in steep ter­rain. The hard-to-get-at lo­ca­tion was at­tended by fire­fight­ers from Nulla-Vale, Toob­o­rac and Pya­long, with sup­port from Heath­cote. A ther­mal imag­ing cam­era was taken the next morn­ing to look for smoul­der­ing em­bers.

A grass fire in Gleesons Lane, Mooram­bool West, Coster­field was at­tended by two trucks from Heath­cote. Mt Camel and two units from Coster­field at­tended as well as po­lice. It was a small fire in logs and tim­ber with an un­known cause.

On the first day of 2019 a small grass fire in Spring Flat Road, Heath­cote was at­tended by two tankers from Heath­cote with sup­port from Toob­o­rac and Coster­field. The cause of this fire was un­able to be de­ter­mined.

All these fires were small but the po­ten­tial in some of them was quite large. Heath­cote CFA urges all res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to be aware of their sur­rounds and con­di­tions.

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