Suspicious fire in Won Wron bushland

YARRAM police have warned they, Parks Victoria and forestry officers will step up fire patrols in local areas as we head into another spate of hot weather.

The warning comes after a fire broke out in bushland on Napier Rd, Won Wron, last Tuesday evening when there was a state-wide Total Fire Ban day.

CFA units responded quickly and extinguished the fire.

The suspicious blaze is being investigated by police.

Yarram police have also reminded people to properly extinguish campfires, with water, not dirt.

Fires may be lit in purpose-built fireplaces, or in trenches at least 30cm deep not larger than one square metre in size, and with the area around the trench cleared of flammable material up to three metres in all directions, including above the campfire.

Branches and logs on campfires must be less than one metre long, and campfires must never be left alight or unattended.

Campfires are banned on Total Fire Ban days.

People with information about the Won Wron fire should phone Sale CIU on 5142 2200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.