Crews battle grassfires in Taylors Lakes

Grass fire at Taylors Lakes. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 225525_01

By Laura Michell and Tara Murray


Two separate grassfires near the Calder Freeway in Taylors Lakes are now under control.

Firefighters were first called to Rowlandson Place just before 3.30pm following reports of a car fire in a paddock, which quickly spread into a fast moving grassfire.

Initial Fire Rescue Victoria crews, including a pumper tanker, arrived on scene by 3.32pm and the response was quickly escalated.

The fire was brought under control about 5pm, with emergency services remaining on the scene.

There were approximately 70 firefighters working together to get the fire under control.

Firefighters were then called to a home on Rowell Place following reports a grassfire was approaching the back fence

A crew on board a pumper appliance arrived on scene within six minutes and immediately set about protecting the nearby homes.

There are currently seven FRV firefighting appliances on scene at Rowell Place. That fire was declared under control about 4.30pm

The fire at Rowlandson Place is travelling from Calder Park in a south-westerly direction towards Taylors Lakes.

Fire Rescue Victoria had issued a watch and act message for Calder Park Plumpton, Hillside, Sydenham, Sydenham Park, Keilor North, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Keilor Lodge, Delahey and Diggers Rest.

An advice warning remains in place for Calder Park, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham Park, Keilor North, Hillside and Taylors Hill. There is no threat to homes or people, but residents are being asked to remain informed and monitor the situation.

The community is advised to keep the roads clear for emergency services.