Lightning is thought to have started two fires in the region yesterday.RUTH CLAYTON November 28, 2012 4:34am
A lightning strike on Monday night is thought to be the cause of a fire off Stewarts Bridge Rd yesterday afternoon.
Five CFA tankers were called out to the scene at 3.07pm, after a south-easterly wind blew the fire towards the Murray River.
Deakin Fire Brigade Group deputy group officer Brian Quinn said the fire burned through one hectare of bush.
No-one was injured and no property was destroyed in the fire.
Firefighters also put out a tree fire at Horfield, south east of Cohuna, yesterday afternoon.
The fire started after a lightning strike hit the tree on a Turnours Rd property.
Firefighters form Cohuna and Leitchville fire brigades were called to the fire about 2pm and took about 20 minutes to extinguish it.
Cohuna brigade captain Bruce Embleton said it was a good save as the fire could have burnt much more than just the tree and the small patch of grass around it that it did burn.
‘‘There was concern about strong wind and there was dry grass not far away,’’ Mr Embleton said.
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
Youth services in Cobram have received a helping hand thanks to a new appointment made possible through a community store.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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