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Burnoff gets out of hand at Plumpton

By: Blair Dellemijn

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  9.28 PM 31 October, 2014

Location: District 14 News

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Just before 6pm last night (30th October), Caroline Springs and Melton Fire Brigades, along with MFB, were responded to a reported "burnoff out of control" in Plumpton Road, near the Melton Highway in Plumpton.

Once onscene, and providing an initial knockdown with two Tankers, a further three Tankers were requested by SSO Elliot from Caroline Springs.

The fire was burning freely, even in the not completely cured grassland, towards further paddocks, and an Advice Warning was sent out via social media via the RDO and District 14 for the residents of Toolern Vale and surrounds, with the smoke possibly impinging on the township.

Appliances onscene were;

Caroline Springs - Pumper, Tanker 1, Pumper-Tanker, FCV.

Melton - Pumper. Rescue, Tanker, Support, FCV.

Mt Cottrell - FOV.

Rockbank - Tanker.

Truganina - Tanker.

Operations Officer Wright.

MFB - Pumper 41, Water Tanker 43, Commander.

The total area burnt was approximately 10 Hectares, including grassland and piles of burning builders rubbish.

The Officer-in-Charge of this fire was Senior Station Officer Wayne Elliot from Caroline Springs Fire Brigade.

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn - CFA Photographer.

Last Updated: 31 October 2014