A fire burned 120 hectares of crop near Berrigan on Sunday afternoon, and had the potential to endanger the town.November 28, 2012 4:26am
More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which started near a canal off Woodstock Rd, 5km east of Berrigan.
The fire jumped Woodstock Rd, and at one stage on Sunday afternoon the RFS said it was burning out of control.
Later that evening the grass fire was contained, but by that stage timber was also alight.
NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Marg Wehner said moisture on the roadside edges slowed the fire down and allowed firefighters to gain control by 6.30pm.
She said while no homes or farm equipment were damaged, it had the potential to become dangerous.
‘‘It would have been a concern if the wind changed because it was close to Berrigan,’’ she said.
Trucks from as far as Howlong and Tocumwal tackled the blaze.
‘‘It was cropping country,’’ Insp Wehner said.
‘‘That was probably the biggest problem. Once it’s burning in cropping country it’s pretty volatile, there’s a lot of fuel.’’
The NSW Rural Fire Service says the fire is a sign of things to come as temperatures heat up.
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