Long night for firefighters who attended a shed fire in Tyers

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Firefighters worked tirelessly through the night to ensure the scene was made safe after an electrical fault ignited firewood resulting in shed fire (21 January).


On Sunday at around 10.30pm CFA crews from Tyers Fire Brigade responded to a shed fire in Kyandra Drive, Tyers.

Supported by Fire Rescue Victoria, Yallourn North, Traralgon West, Traralgon, Erica & District and Glengarry Fire Brigades, crews arrived to find a shed engulfed in flames with the fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

The owners of the property were not home at the time of the blaze.

Tyers Fire Brigade Captain, Ross Wisewould said crews fought hard to protect the assets in the shed and ensure the scene was safe after the fire was contained.

“The electrical fault started a fire inside the shed which ignited the large pile of firewood stacked against the wall on the outside,” he said.

“Firefighters worked on the fire for half an hour to bring it under control, however remained on scene until around 3am as there were still deep-seated fires within the firewood.”

“Utilizing the thermal imaging camera, firefighters were able to identify where the deep-seated fires were and then separating the firewood to put them out.”

Victoria Police also attended the scene.


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