A fast-moving grass and scrub fire in Old Ford Rd, Redesdale, was brought under control in less than an hour on Saturday night.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 5, 2014 9:23am
Firefighters from several brigades brought a fast-moving grass and scrub fire in Old Ford Rd, Redesdale, under control in less than an hour on Saturday night.
CFA District Two operations officer Bruce Quarrier said the 8ha fire was reported at 9.27pm and was under control by 10.21pm.
‘‘The fire occurred outside the hours we had aircraft in operation so we had to hit it hard with a large number of appliances,’’ he said.
‘‘We got a heavy bulldozer in quickly and it did a good job of putting in a fire break.
‘‘It was brought under control in an hour thanks to all the local crews.’’
Blacking out continued until 2pm Sunday.
Mr Quarrier said the cause of the fire was unknown and was under investigation by police and CFA investigators.
Thirty-four CFA trucks attended the fire, including units from Heathcote, Redesdale, Mia Mia, Tooborac, Mosquito Creek, Axe Creek, Axedale and Knowsley.
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