AN off-duty PSO acted quickly to help control a fire which threatened homes in Langwarrin last week.
A fire started in a bin on North Road at around 2am on 1 June. From there it spread onto a fence and continued to grow.
Protective services officer Christine Burns noticed the fire as she drove home from work, and stopped to help. She worked to evacuate nearby homes before helping to contain the blaze with a hose while firefighters arrived.
In the end nobody was hurt, and major property damage was avoided.
PSO Burns said “having been a CFA volunteer for some time I understood the importance of acting quickly. I’m just glad no one was injured, and the damage was kept to a minimum.”