Fire hits garden nursery

Fire crews contain a blaze at a nursery in Skye. Picture: CASEY CRIME PAGE

By Brendan Rees

Fire crews responded to a nursery garden fire in Skye during the morning of Thursday 14 February.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 5.45am on the corner of Western Port Highway and Hall Road which was brought under control by about 6.30am.

The blaze covered a section of 12m by 40m of the wholesale nursery believed to be Ball Australia, according to a Cranbourne CFA Station Officer spokesman.

He said about 70 per cent of the warehouse was saved by flames. “It is quite an isolated structure so no threat to any neighbouring properties or parkland.”

“A number of stock that was currently growing as in seedlings was left untouched and unaffected we think at this stage.”

No one was in the building, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Twenty-five firefighters from Cranbourne, Frankston, Hallam, and Langwarrin stayed on scene until about 2.30pm.

A CFA media spokesperson said EPA, WorkSafe, and Victoria Police were also called to the scene.

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