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Girgarre fire destroys hay bales

A fire near Girgarre has destroyed about 30 hay bales.

March 26, 2014 4:22am

A fire near Girgarre on Saturday afternoon destroyed about 30 haybales.

A fire destroyed about ha of land and about 30 large hay bales near Girgarre on Saturday.

The fire occurred on a rural property near the intersection of Henderson Rd and White Rd, 3km north-west of Girgarre.

A CFA spokesperson said the first call was received about 1.30pm on Saturday.

‘‘Two fire trucks from Girgarre and one each from Kyabram, Stanhope and Cooma attended the incident,’’ the spokesperson said.

‘‘The fire was brought under control by about 2.20pm.

‘‘The cause is yet to be determined, but is not being investigated by police.’’

Trucks from Tongala and Timmering also attended the scene to help and smoke could be seen from several kilometres away during the afternoon.

The hay bales lost in the fire are estimated to be worth $2500 to $3500.

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