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Unattended Rubbish Fires in Tarneit.

Hoppers CFA

Image: Hoppers Crossing CFA


Shortly after 12:00 PM today, Hoppers Crossing Pumper Tanker was called to assist Fire Rescue Victoria in putting out three unattended rubbish piles burning along Boundary Rd, Tarneit. 

The Truganina Fire Brigade and Hoppers Crossing Fire Brigade worked together with Pumper 57 to extinguish the piles and use their monitor (water cannon) from each vehicle, as well as thermal imaging cameras to check for hotspots.
Image credit: Hoppers Crossing CFA
The debris was moved using an excavator to cool it safely so that it would not ignite again.
This financial year, the brigade has responded to 407 calls supporting the community, compared to 390 calls last year.