Meelon Fire: firefighters treated for smoke inhalation


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TWO firefighters who were defending homes against the Meelon bushfire were taken to Peel Health Campus yesterday.

St John Ambulance attended after they received reports the men were feeling unwell.

They treated the men for smoke inhalation and took them to Peel Health Campus for further treatment.

The men were discharged that day.

Two other men were assessed at the scene of the bushfire, but paramedics deemed they were fine.

Today, Urban Search and Rescue officers have been deployed to the scene of the fire.

The Urban Search crew are sent out in the aftermath of disasters to search for people and animals.