Farmers are reminded to carry firefighting equipment when working machinery following a grassfire at Glenrowan.KAITLIN THALS December 18, 2013 4:20am
Farmers are reminded to carry firefighting equipment when using heavy machinery following a 20
Country Fire Authority District 23 operations manager Paul Horton said the fire, which sparked about 1.25
Mr Horton said the blaze was located in hilly terrain on Glenrowan-Moyhu Rd, near Hume Fwy, making it difficult for about 100 CFA personnel to access.
He said Department of Environment and Primary Industries firefighters were also in attendance, and two water helicopters were called on, with only one being utilised.
Mr Horton said a watch-and-act warning was sent out to residents due to the blaze threating Glenrowan Quarry and the town centre, however there were no evacuations and the fire was contained by 3.15
Mr Horton said the crews remained on scene until about 10.30
He said CFA members came from brigades across the region and from as far as Whitfield.
Victoria Police members set up temporary road diversions around the scene, until it was safe for motorists to return.
‘‘It wasn’t too windy and by large we weren’t too concerned about that, however the grass conditions means that we don’t need bad weather to have a grassfire,’’ Mr Horton said.
‘‘People must be caferful and mindful when using heavy machinery, to minimise their chance of fire.’’
A child was airlifted to hospital yesterday following a motorcycle crash at his Miepoll home.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Murray Shire councillor Geoff Mackenzie says allegations of gender bias regarding the appointment of a new general manager for the shire were based on misinformation.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.
Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs all set for Friday's 'battle of the bridge'.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Benalla mother Denise Cooke will hold an Anzac Day tennis event to raise funds for the Cambodian orphanages from where she adopted her children.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.