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Weekend fire at Cheshunt in impossible terrain

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STRONG southerly winds and suspicious causes have made for a busy weekend for firefighters, who battled grass fires at Cheshunt, Albury, Porepunkah and Lake Mokoan.

CFA and Department of Sustainability and Environment staff fought a fire south of Cheshunt yesterday.

About 11ha in steep terrain was burnt near Burrows Lane, off Upper King River Rd.

DSE manager, fire North East, Peter Farrell said last night a containment line had been built around the fire and DSE crews were released about 6pm.

“The CFA were going to leave a couple of small crews on to patrol overnight,” Mr Farrell said.

CFA spokesperson Craig Hearson said six CFA, three DSE tankers, two dozers, aircraft and more than 37 personnel were involved in fighting the blaze.

He said the fire started on private land but the cause was unknown and the CFA was investigating.

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Firefighters are battling a blaze at Cheshunt near Benalla in Victoria’s north-east.

The fire started as a burn-off, which is believed to have been left unattended and has now covered 10 hectares.

Fifty Country Fire Authority (CFA) firefighters are dealing with windy conditions and steep, bushy terrain.

They have the fire currently burning within containment lines.

BLUSTERY winds fanned a Cheshunt fire yesterday, causing it to burn about 11 hectares of land.

Located near Burrows Lane, off Upper King River Road, the fire occurred in very steep terrain.

Country Fire Authority and Department of Sustainability and Environment resources were combined to tackle the fire.

Resources included: Cheshunt, Whitfield, Moyhu, Edi and Wangaratta firefighters; a helitank and fixed wing aircraft; and DSE bulldozers.


Written by Greg Naylor

9 October 2006 at 10:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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