Shed damaged in fire

Firefighters at the scene. 203361_04. Picture: GARY SISSONS

By Brendan Rees

A Cranbourne shed went up in flames where firefighters managed to save two birds from an adjoining aviary on Friday night, 17 January.

Four fire appliances from Cranbourne, Hallam, and Narre Warren were called to the blaze on Circle Drive North about 7.45pm.

The detached shed, which was about 6m by 3m, was well alight by the time crews arrived where 25 firefighters took nearly an hour-and-a-half to contain the fire.

Firefighters saved a Rainbow Lorikeet and a White budgie from an aviary on the property.

The fire threatened nearby homes but did not spread, however it did impact a fence and tree.

Firefighters say it was lucky the wind blew in the opposite direction of the house.

The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined and is believed not to be suspicious.

The shed was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one was believed to have been injured.

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