A NUMBER of vintage cars were feared ruined when an out-of-control fire ripped through a Sebastopol shed on Monday night.
As firefighters battled the blaze, owner of the property Glenn Hart told The Courier he believed nine vehicles were unable to be saved.
Mr Hart said he was only able to get one car – a 1955 Chevrolet – out of the shed before the fire became too intense.
“I was welding the car and the car must have had a little bit of stuff still on it or something. It must have just caught and the shed went up,” he said.
“I was in the house and my son told me the shed was up.”
Members from at least seven CFA trucks fought the fire in Hardy Court.
CFA District 15 duty officer Bernie Fradd said up to 40 firefighters worked to control the blaze, which started about 7.40pm.
As well as the vehicles, the shed contained large amounts of paint tins, chemicals, gas and other potentially explosive items.
“The fire was initially thought to be threatening a house, firefighters have contained it,” Mr Fradd said.
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