Police and the Country Fire Authority are investigating a grass fire at the rear of Pyrenees Caravan Park

Pyrenees Car Park, where police and CFA are investigating a grass fire behind the accommodation business. Picture: pyreneescaravanpark.com.au
Pyrenees Car Park, where police and CFA are investigating a grass fire behind the accommodation business. Picture: pyreneescaravanpark.com.au

POLICE and the Country Fire Authority are investigating a grass fire at the rear of Pyrenees Caravan Park on Wednesday morning.

CFA District 16 operations Manager Neville Collins said firefighters were called to the accommodation business of the Pyrenees Highway north-east of Ararat at 11.34am.

“There was no property damage, just grass burnt,” he said.

“Ararat CFA tanker two and Warrak tanker one attended the incident.

“Our investigators are still on scene to determine the cause of the fire and the police attended as well.”

The fire was extinguished by 12:10pm. 

The Vic Emergency system listed the fire’s size as one third of a hectare.

The Pyrenees Caravan Park incident was the fourth fire in the past four weeks in or around Ararat to be investigated by police and the CFA.

Police have investigated fires at the vacant mill site, house and at Ararat West Primary School, though the school fire was ruled to be accidental.

As of 3:20pm on Wednesday, the Pyrenees Caravan Park incident was mistakenly listed on the Vic Emergency website as an active bushfire.