Deniliquin's Rural Fire Service and the National Parks and Wildlife Sevice continue to monitor a fire which started near Mathoura on Saturday.TYLA HARRINGTON January 29, 2013 4:21am
After declaring the Moonbria Rd fire, near Jerilderie, as being ‘‘out’’ on Saturday morning, another fire ignited 25km east of Mathoura on River Rd.
Inspector Doug Adamson from the Rural Fire Service based in Deniliquin said 115 ha had been burnt so far.
The forest fire started about noon on Saturday and was a big concern because it was ‘‘inaccessible’’, according to Insp Adamson.
‘‘It was a bit scary because it was in the forest and inaccessible,’’ he said.
Eventually it spread to adjoining properties which allowed firefighters to attack it.
He said the fire was now ‘‘contained’’ and being patrolled.
Insp Adamson said it was not expected to be patrolled for as long as the Moonbria fire but there was still timber burning yesterday morning.
Private land had been razed but thankfully, however, no homes were threatened.
National Parks is also monitoring the situation.
Several crews worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to get the fire under control, including aircraft.
Insp Adamson said the cause was not yet known.
‘‘It’s in a pretty isolated area, so we’re not sure,’’ he said.
The Moonbria Rd fire was declared ‘‘out’’ on Saturday.
The fire was started by a lightning strike on January 7 on the property ‘Euroka’.
The blaze tore through two adjacent properties — ‘Wononga’ and ‘Somerset Merino Stud’ — and threatened the town of Jerilderie.
More than 3100ha was burned.
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