Teen girl charged with deliberately sparking out-of-control bushfire

Bushfire Not Yet Under Control In Carrum Downs

Teen girl charged with deliberately sparking out-of-control bushfire

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with intentionally starting a bushfire at Carrum Downs, in Melbourne's south-east, on Saturday.

Vic Emergency issued a warning just after 3pm on Saturday for Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Langwarrin and Skye about a bushfire at Blue Wren Rise, Carrum Downs.

One house was seriously damaged, with owner Jim Crozier telling the ABC that the fire meant he'd lost his art collection, worth $40,000, as well as a place to live, saying, "I'm terrified to go anywhere near the house".

The blaze is now under control and one fire crew remains at the scene.

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It soon spread to surrounding dense scrubland and prompted the evacuation of 30 residents from Darnley Drive and Augusta Court.

"But the winds are a lot lighter today so whilst we're still expecting some very high fire dangers across the north, not the severe to extreme fire dangers that we had yesterday".

A home was damaged in the blaze.

No-one was injured during the incident.

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The blaze also damaged sheds, fences and a motorhome.

Mr Crozier was forced to watch on as the fire took hold of his roof, leaving him "devastated" as crews worked on the ground and from the air to save his home.

- Bushfires can start spot fires and embers large distances ahead of the main fire.

She has since been released on bail and will face the children's court at a later date.

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