With heavy smoke conditions showing in the vicinity, all appliances were upgraded to Code-1 enroute.
On arrival, crews were met with a detached tin garage well alight with fire showing through the front roller door.
Making the firefight just that little more difficult, the property was on top of an extremely long and steep driveway.
With a number of hoselines, and some fierce firefighting, the fire was brought under control within ten minutes.
The attendance of atmospheric monitoring was requested through Vicfire, with Melton Pumper attending to check the atmosphere inside the garage after the fire had been extinguished, so that overhaul could take place.
Corio BA Support were also called upon to replenish BA cylinders back at the Bacchus Marsh Fire Station.
Ambulance Victoria were requested for the owners of the property, both with smoke inhalation, and one with severe burns, brought about while trying to extinguish the fire before the brigade’s arrival.
Appliances in attendance were;
Bacchus Marsh – Pumper, Tanker 1, Tanker 2, Car.
Coimadai – Tanker 1, Tanker 2.
Melton – Pumper.
Corio – BA Support.
The OIC for this incident was Lieutenant Tony Prowse from Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade.
Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Strategic Communications.