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Bushfire still burning

With 1600 hectares already burnt out in the Boho area, the fire is expected to go for weeks.

ANGELA TOWNSEND January 30, 2013 4:38am

A water drop to try and control the Boho fire: Photo by Kate Rowe


A bushfire burning near Boho is expected to last for weeks after taking hold on Sunday afternoon. It is believed to have been sparked by a faulty fridge in a caravan 10km south of Violet Town.

A 60-year-old man was burned on the legs as he fought the grassfire that initiated the bigger blaze.

A CFA spokesperson said the fire had burnt about 1600ha of land but had slowed.

Despite the cooler weather, gusts of up to 70km were experienced yesterday, causing concern.

No properties have been lost and there are currently 35 appliances and 130 crew working to contain the fire.

The CFA said the fire was still at its most active on Upper Boho Rd and Sawpit Gully Rd, and those in the area should be aware of emergency vehicles and proceed with caution.Be prepared for fire

For general bushfire information, phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800240667 or visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Stay informed by tuning in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or watch Sky News TV.

Those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800555677.

For road closures, check www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

For life- or property- threatening emergencies phone 000.

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