Two Heyfield fires

Police and the CFA are investigating the cause of two fires in Heyfield in the past week. This Allman St home was so extensively damaged, it will most likely be demolished.

Police and the CFA are investigating the cause of two fires in Heyfield in the past week. This Allman St home was so extensively damaged, it will most likely be demolished.

POLICE are investigating the cause of two fires in the same street in Heyfield within a week.

Police say a fire started in the back of a utility on the corner of Allman and Mills Sts on Friday night.

The owner extinguished the fire before the CFA arrived.

There were no injuries and only minor damage, and police are investigating.

On Thursday morning CFA firefighters were called to an early morning house fire in Allman St.

Crews arrived soon after 2.45am.

The occupant was home at the time of the blaze, but escaped unharmed.

Eleven CFA vehicles from Heyfield, Maffra, Rosedale, Glenmaggie, Tinamba, Winnindoo, Cowwarr, Seaton and Traralgon attended, as well as police and building surveyors.

There were fears the house may have contained asbestos.

District 10 acting operations manager Peter Barr said CFA crews worked well to contain the fire as the house was fully engulfed when the brigade arrived.

"The fire started in the carport and spread to the structure; unfortunately the house is destroyed," Mr Barr said.

"CFA crews remained at the scene for quite some time blacking out and monitoring hot spots."

CFA and police investigators are working together to determine the cause of that fire.

Thursday's house fire is not believed to be suspicious, though the cause is still unknown.

People with information about Friday night's ute fire are being urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police do not believe the two fires are related.

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