CFA member checked for smoke inhalation at scene of Kangaroo Flat shed fire

A firefighter has been assessed for smoke inhalation while attending a shed fire in Kangaroo Flat.

Crews from Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat CFA stations were called to Wesley Street about 2pm today where a backyard shed was ablaze.

A resident at the address was using a garden hose to extinguish the fire when the CFA members arrived.

A CFA spokeswoman said paramedics were called after one volunteer reported being smoke-affected. 

They did not require emergency care and were not taken to hospital, she said.

No occupants of the home were hurt in the incident.

First Lieutenant Brendan Brown from Kangaroo Flat CFA said it took five minutes for crews to put out the fire.

“It was issuing a far bit of smoke when we arrived,” he said.

Fire damage to the shed’s roller door was visible from the street. 

While the cause of the fire was still unclear, the blaze was not being treated as suspicious, First Lieutenant Brown said.