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Heathcote shed fire blamed on off-grid solar system

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An off-grid solar system is thought to be behind yesterday's shed fire in Heathcote.

Fire crews were called to the scene on Ellis Road around 2:40pm yesterday, and took around an hour to get the blaze under control.

A fire investigator told police the blaze likely started from the solar system, but was unable to find the specific cause of the fire.

Police say it's a timely reminder to seek a licensed tradesperson instead of people handling electrics or plumbing themselves.

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