Grass fire in Victoria Park extinguished
Firefighters warn not to throw down inflammable items
A GRASS fire yesterday (Mon) evening in Victoria Park has been put down to an accidental cause.
Firefighters were called at 8.30pm to a small grass fire beside the well known lion statue in the park.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze with a bucket of water before leaving after around ten minutes.
Firefighters have issued advice not to discard inflammable items, such as cigarettes, or glass bottles, which can start a blaze in strong sunlight and especially given the current dry summer conditions, creating tinderbox conditions in grass and heathland.