Heathcote police will investigate a fire on Sunday night.January 29, 2014 4:19am
Heathcote Fire Brigade captain Shane Nixon said he was astounded to find a 5m by 5m burn-off at a property in Heathcote on Sunday night.
Mr Nixon said the brigade was called to the property about 10.50pm.
‘‘It was a fairly big fire, being 5m by 5m. It was not out of control, but it was still quite large,’’ he said.
‘‘It is against the law for people to be burning off in the fire danger period.
‘‘If they had have been sitting around a small fire then there is no problem.’’
After extinguishing the fire, Mr Nixon said the CFA was waiting for Heathcote police to investigate the matter.
He said the police would charge the people involved and continue with legal proceedings.
‘‘There would either be a fine issued on the spot, or it can be taken to court, where a donation could be made to the CFA,’’ he said.
‘‘Given the amount of warnings out there, to be called to this sort of fire in January is amazing.
‘‘I am astounded with the stupidity of some people.’’
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