Thursday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

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Thursday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

Good morning Melbourne.

Partly cloudy with showers this afternoon, tops of 16.

  • Fire crews have spent the morning battling an inferno at Drysdale which has rocked the town with explosions.

The blaze was burning in a shed at the back of a petrol station with more than 100 LPG gas cylinders catching alight, some flying through the air and damaging neighbouring properties.

About 50 homes were evacuated while six fuel tankers and two trucks were destroyed.

CFA officers are now allowing the oil to burn out and will then head inside to investigate the cause of the blaze.

  • Police are investigating two home invasions in the northern suburbs on Tuesday morning.

It is believed three men, armed with a hand gun and other weapons, forced entry into a home in Mount View Road, Thomastown about 12.40am. They assaulted one of the residents, stealing cash and personal items before fleeing.

Detectives think those same three men then broke into a home Cerise Avenue in Epping at 10:30 that night, ransacking several rooms before fleeing.

They're searching for a white late model Holden Commodore spotted at both of the incidents.

We've got more on that one here.

  • Police are hunting a man behind a spate of armed robberies in Melbourne's south east overnight.

A number of Liquorland stores were targeted at Clyde North and Berwick.

Witnesses say the thief was carrying a knife and made off with a number of bottle of booze.

  • A new turf war over a suburban park could be brewing in the eastern suburbs.

Yarra Valley Water has named the popular Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster as a front-running location for a new $25 million sewage treatment plant.

Manningham Council's Carols by Candlelight is held at the park, which also hosted a four day Food Truck Carnival which attracted tens of thousands of people in November.

An alternate location is the busy Doncaster Park and Ride next to the Eastern Freeway, with a community consultation at Manningham Council's headquarters on Monday Morning.