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Suspicious grassfires in Kyabram south

Two grassfires within one kilometre in Kyabram are being treated as suspicious by local CFA

February 12, 2014 4:01am

Kyabram CFA volunteers were called to two suspicious grassfires within one kilometre of each other south of Kyabram on Monday night.

Volunteers attended the fires at 11.55pm between Manley Rd and Andrews Rd, and Andrews Rd and Fenaughty Rd.

The fires burnt roughly 100m by 10m patches of grass beside the road.

Three tankers from Kyabram, Girgarre and Stanhope attended the fires and put them out within minutes.

Kyabram CFA captain Mick Crompton said the fires could have been much worse.

‘‘The potential was for the fires to spread into dry paddocks if weather conditions had been less favourable and with higher winds,’’ said Mr Crompton.

‘‘It was a senseless act by the persons involved. CFA crews are currently heavily committed in the area and dealing with large fires and this was just an act of stupidity.

‘‘It was quiet late at night, especially after the firefighters have been working on and off for over 48 hours.’’

 

Read more in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.

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