The blaze has now been contained.
The blaze has now been contained. Emily Smith

Residents ‘nervous’ as grass fire burns near homes

Update, 2.45pm:

THREE fire crews are battling a grass fire at Blacks Beach Cove, with the fire getting close to houses.  

The fire broke out near the corner of Blacks Beach Rd and Chenoweth Dr about 1.45pm.

Michelle Clews and her son Mitchell Beck phoned 000 when they saw the fire.  

"We were driving down Blacks Beach Road when we saw the smoke and we got to the roundabout, and the wind was taking hold of it so we thought we'd ring the firies and police, and they turned up pretty quick," Ms Clews said.  

The pair remained on scene as well as other residents as they watched the fire fighters battle the blaze.  

The professionals are here taking care of it," Mr Beck said.  

"We're nervous for the houses," Michelle said.  

 

 

Initial:

A FIRE has been reported at Blacks Beach.

Three fire units are on their way to Blacks Beach Rd and Chenoweth Dr in response to reports of a grass fire in the area.

More to come.



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