Fire start of a bad day


Up in flames: A fire at a Carrum Downs shed towered over firefighters in the early hours of 14 November. Pictures: Gary Sissons

AN extensive fire at an industrial shed at Carrum Downs on Wednesday 14 November has been deemed non-suspicious.

Frankston CIU said an arson chemist had found that an electrical fault caused the blaze in the garage of the property at 1am. It then spread onto the shed where it took hold. Seven fire trucks attended.

The shed, which was used to store items for the owner’s business, contained large quantities of canola oil which fueled the blaze. The garage that initially caught fire had been rented out. No one was injured in the fire.

Police searched the rented out garage where the fire began and allegedly found four small cannabis crops. A man was helping police with their inquiries.

Police said they also found a tarp secured with cable ties. It allegedly contained meat chunks and bones, believed to be from an animal.

First published in the Frankston Times – 26 November 2018

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