by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow
The Wattle Range CFS Group Officer responded to a Hay Stack fire on Eastern Road Furner on Tuesday 11th February. The CFS issued a Watch and Act, CFS units and farmers equipped with water tanks attended.
Wattle Range CFS Officer in Charge Mike Kemp said today (Wednesday) , the fire began about 4-45pm, burning 6 hectares of grass, 160 bales of hay in the paddock and a further 120 bales in a haystack. Eleven CFS units and two aeroplanes took over 45 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Photo by Graeme Mellor for 5 THE FM/wattlerangenow