On Tuesday CFA crews were still monitoring the site of a fire which broke out in Timmering on Sunday while four volunteers from Moama Rural Fire Service joined NSW crews to fight a fire in Conargo.By Ruth Clayton and Trent Horneman
A fire which broke out in Timmering on Sunday has since been put out but is still being monitored.
The fire, which was brought under control on Sunday night, is thought to have been started by powerlines which were brought down by a fallen gum tree on Grey Rd, Timmering.
CFA district 20 rostered duty officer John Cutting said Timmering Fire Brigade members were monitoring ‘hot spots’, where trees affected by the fire were still hot or burning inside.
‘‘(They’re) making sure that everything is safe and there aren’t any breakouts,’’ Mr Cutting said.
Between four and five firefighters were rotating every hour yesterday to monitor the fire’s remains due to hot, dry conditions with temperatures in the high 30s.
Mr Cutting said the site of the fire was graded on Sunday to construct a fire break.
No structures were damaged in the fire.
Meanwhile, four Moama Rural Fire Service volunteers yesterday joined NSW firefighters to help battle a large fire east of Conargo.
NSW Rural Fire Service Murray East 3 deputy group captain Phil Masters said Moama firefighters Col Munro, Cath Williams, Martin Flannigan and Paul Hosking left yesterday afternoon.
Mr Masters said the crew would relieve crews which had battled the 2500 hectare grassfire through the night.
‘‘Because of the extreme fire conditions and the fact the fire is still out of control, our members volunteered to relieve crews,’’ he said.
‘‘This is something we do in large-scale fires such as this. We have crews on standby if fire broke out here.’’
Mr Masters said he was unsure if Moama firefighters would return to Conargo.
‘‘It depends on whether the fire can be brought under control or not. The conditions are certainly not favourable at the moment,’’ he said.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
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