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Transfer station fire in Hampton Park
On Saturday 11 November, CFA firefighters were called to a fire at a transfer station in Hampton Park.
Crews were called to the scene at Hallam Road shortly after 4:30pm.
The fire was located in the pit at the station and containted household items and timber.
District Operations Officer Don Wilkie said that access to water made it hard to reach the blaze.
“The nearest water supply was 500 meters away which is why we called in Scoresby hose layer to assist get water to the scene,” Mr Wilkie said.
“Crews were quick to contain the fire that was approximately 30 x 40 meters in size and were on the scene until around 10pm.
“A-Class foam was then deployed to put the fire out.
“The blaze caused a large amount of smoke in the area.
“It’s important that people who do have health concerns as a result of smoke to contact Nurse on Call or triple zero (000) if it’s an emergency.
“It’s also important for the public to stay on top of emergency warnings which they can access through the Vic Emergency app/website.”
Victoria Police and Environmental Protection Agency were in attendance.
There were 12 CFA trucks from Hallam, Hampton Park, Cranbourne, Skye, Berwick, Narre Warren, Springvale, Narre Warren North, Scoresby, Frankston, Dandenong and Carrum Downs in attendance.