Grassfire in Southeast Melbourne Burns Through Park and Cemetery

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 40 homes as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze. Melbourne Fire Brigade said they battled a a grass fire in Cheltenham that broke out near a golf course and a local cemetery; around 5:35 pm, they announced on Twitter the fire was under control. This video shows the fire burning inside Cheltenham Park. 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. Credit: Twitter/annaspargoryan via Storyful

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