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Bangholme grass fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  5.06 PM 24 November, 2015

Location: District 8 News

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Firefighters worked to bring a slow-moving grass fire at Bangholme under control at 5.50pm this afternoon.

CFA was called to the incident on Pillars Road at 3.50pm.

The 2.5 hectare fire burnt in a paddock which is difficult to access making it challenging for crews on the ground.

20 trucks were on scene which also included assistance from MFB. One water-bombing aircraft provided support in tackling the blaze.

A Watch and Act warning to nearby residents was downgraded to an Advice message at 6pm.

Speaking during the incident, CFA District 8 Operations Officer Greg Christison said the fire had moved in a north-easterly direction.

“The fire is producing a lot of smoke in the area, particularly across the nearby Frankston freeway,” he said.

“We’ve issued a Watch and Act to residents on Pillars Road and we’ve advised they leave their properties.”

More details on the Watch and Act can be found here.

Last Updated: 24 November 2015