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Grass and Hay Stack Fire at Furner – updated

2014-02-12 09.06.02Hay Stack burning at Furner Tuesday 11th February

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

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