Fire Burns Out of Control in Southeast Melbourne

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 27, 2017
Published: December 27, 2017

A fire that broke out in a nature reserve in Melbourne’s southeast on December 27 prompted the evacuation of forty homes as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. Melbourne Fire Brigade said they were battling a a grass fire in Cheltenham that broke out near a golf course and a local cemetery, warning nearby residents to evacuate. ABC reported that over a dozen fire trucks, four helicopters and 90 firefighters were on scene; the flames hard consumed about five to six hectares of land including some grassland in the cemetery. The cause of the fire is not yet known. This video shows the smock stacks shortly after it had the fire was started. Credit: Instagram/elisabethbetz via Storyful

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