POLICE believe an off-the-grid solar system may have been to blame for a fire which damaged a shed in Heathcote on Tuesday, saying the blaze was not-suspicious.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at about 2.40pm.
Police said it was a timely message to people thinking of doing their own electrics or plumbing to seek the help of a licensed tradesperson.
A fire investigator attributed the blaze to some kind of fault with an off-grid-solar system, but could not find where in the solar system it originated, police said.
FIREFIGHTERS are assisting police at the scene of a shed fire in Heathcote.
The fire was put under control about 3.45pm on Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 2.42pm. It took just over an hour for firefighters to control the blaze.
Police were called to the scene to investigate possible suspicious circumstances.
POLICE have been called to a shed fire at Heathcote.
The Country Fire Authority said the fire may be suspicious.
THE Country Fire Authority has contained the fire to a shed and neighbouring shipping container.
The blaze on Ellis Road, Argyle is still ongoing but a CFA spokesperson said crews were confident it would not spread further.
There are still three crews on scene.
THE Country Fire Authority is responding to a shed fire near Heathcote.
Three fire crews were sent out to the blaze on Ellis Road, Argyle about 2.42pm.
The fire is still not under control.
More to come.
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