A boy in his early teens and two primary-aged children have been taken to hospital after a collision involving a Diggers Rest CFA tanker and a car at Truganina.

The collision happened at 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday) near the corner of Forsyth and Elmhurst roads – as a grass-and-scrub fire raged a few streets further south on vacant land in Dover Street.

Paramedics said the children were all treated for minor injuries.

No one was trapped.

A Watch and Act alert was issued for Truganina at 6pm, as the fire burned out of control towards Clovelly Circuit.

Firefighters were later able to slow its spread and the blaze was under control by 8pm.

🚨 FIRE CALL | 2 DECEMBER 2020 | SUSPICIOUS GRASS & SCRUB FIRE Hoppers Crossing Pumper Tanker, Field Command Vehicle &…

Posted by Hoppers Crossing Fire Brigade on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Around 50 firefighters battled the blaze – including four Fire Rescue Victoria and 16 CFA crews. Firefighters arrived from as far away as Melton and Little River.

The fire is being treated as suspicious.

The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin 1am, Monday 14 December 2020 for the following municipalities: Mt Baw Baw…

Posted by CFA (Country Fire Authority) on Monday, November 30, 2020

** Meanwhile, the Fire Danger Period will begin in the Moorabool, Hepburn, Golden Plains and Ballarat council areas from 1am, Monday December 14.

People wanting to register a burn-off should call ESTA on 1800 668 511, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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