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Hot rod destroyed in shed fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, Incidents - Structure

  5.22 PM 24 August, 2016

Location: District 8 News

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A hot rod was among items destroyed in a shed fire in Narre Warren North overnight (24 August).

The shed was detached from the home and CFA fire fighters were able to contain the fire in the shed.

While investigations continue into the cause, District 8 Rostered Duty Officer Michel Hembrow said lithium ion batteries left charging in the shed presented a fire risk.

“Some lithium ion batteries are prone to overheating, so while we haven’t confirmed the cause of this incident yet, it’s possible the batteries contributed,” Mr Hembrow said.

“We remind our community to be vigilant when charging and using these batteries because the cheaper ones in particular can be fire hazards.

“We’re noticing fires started by these batteries are becoming more common.”

Four CFA crews from Hallam and Narre Warren responded to the incident on Bridge Walk at 1.40am and had the incident under control by 2.24am. Police and ambulance were also attended.

The fire was not suspicious, however CFA fire investigators are working with police to determine the cause. 

Last Updated: 23 March 2017