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Two separate grass fires threatened homes and damaged some in Calder Park in the afternoon, prompting emergency services to issue alert and action messages.

Authorities advised residents who lived near the grasslands to walk at least two streets to get away from the fires.

Fire crews arrived at the Calder Park and Taylors Lakes grass fires around 3:30 pm this afternoon. (Nine)
Emergency services advised residents near the fire to evacuate and move at least two streets away. (Nine)

“If you live directly next to grasslands, quickly walk two or more streets away from fire. Grassland fires are unlikely to spread beyond the first row of houses,” Vic Emergency said in a statement.

“If your house is surrounded by grasslands, you should immediately take shelter inside your house. It is not safe for you to leave.”

Affected suburbs include Calder Park, Plumpton, Hillside, Sydenham, Sydenham Park, Keilor North, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Keilor Lodge, Delahey, Diggers Rest.

Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) in a statement said crews were first called to Rowlandson Place in Taylors Lakes just before 3:30 p.m. following reports of a car fire in a meadow, which quickly spread. to a fast moving grass fire.

“The initial FRV crews, including a tanker, arrived on the scene at 3:32 pm and the response quickly escalated.

“The fire is not yet under control, and there are currently 10 FRV devices present, along with several CFA units,” the statement read.

It lands alarmingly near burned-out residences this afternoon as the mercury in Melbourne reached 38 ° C. (Nine)

At around the same time, firefighters were also called to a home on Rowell Place in Taylors Lakes after a fire was reported approaching the rear fence.

Seven FRV fire extinguishing devices were located at Rowell Place, including pumping units, tanker trucks and an aerial teleboom unit, in addition to the CFA crews.

Residents are advised to keep all windows and doors closed and to place towels or blankets around window frames and doorways and not to use air conditioning.

Residents in affected areas are advised to monitor the situation closely after a vigilance and action message has degraded. (Nine)

The watch and act message has been replaced by a warning message, but residents are still being told to monitor conditions and stay informed.

As fire crews work to get the blaze under control and make sure property is not damaged, Victorians can expect some relief tonight as an expected cold front moves across much of the state.

Melbourne will have to wait until 11pm to drop below 30 ° C tonight before heading into another mild day with an expected high of 22 ° C tomorrow.


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