Man charged after $700,000 fire

The fire takes hold at Parwan Quarry on July 22, causing large amounts of damage. PICTURE: CFA

The fire takes hold at Parwan Quarry on July 22, causing large amounts of damage. PICTURE: CFA

A MAN has been charged in relation to two fires which caused around $700,000 damage to a quarry near Bacchus Marsh 

The 30-year-old man was charged at the scene, according to Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Brian Malloch. 

A dozen fire units attended the  machinery fire at DJP Scoria quarry at Parwan just after 7am on Tuesday and took almost 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Fire units responded after a member of the public alerted emergency services at the quarry,10 kilometres south of Bacchus Marsh.

An amazing early-morning photo of the fire at equipment used at Parwan Quarry on July 22. PICTURE: CFA

An amazing early-morning photo of the fire at equipment used at Parwan Quarry on July 22. PICTURE: CFA

At the time, Ballarat D15 CFA Fire Investigator Gavin Hope said the quarry's production had been affected since the machines were damaged.

Fourteen fire crews responded to a fire at the quarry last week which caused $700,000 damage to a large machine.

A shot of another fire at the quarry, this one from July 14. It is believed to be deliberatly lit. PICTURE: CFA

A shot of another fire at the quarry, this one from July 14. It is believed to be deliberatly lit. PICTURE: CFA

The police forensic unit was at the scene on Tuesday morning.

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