Quick thinking firefighters extinguish dangerous car fire

Friday, 3 September 2021 at 11:42 pm

FRV firefighters made quick work of a car fire which erupted in Cranbourne West on Thursday.

The crew from Cranbourne Fire Station were called to the incident on Hall Road and Dandenong-Hastings Road just after 11.30am.

Firefighters from Cranbourne arrived on scene within six minutes and quickly extinguished the flames, bringing the incident under control by 11.47am.

Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria paramedics and CFA also responded to the incident.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

A video of the incident attributable to Everything Mornington Peninsula can be found here

Quotes attributable to Southern District 2 Commander Paul Summons:

“Car fires can escalate rapidly and become extremely dangerous. There is always a risk that the car can quickly become fully engulfed, endangering the occupants and members of the public.

“This incident on a busy public road could have been far more serious if it were not for the quick actions of firefighters.”