Three volunteer firefighters were overcome by smoke and heat during a grass fire at Kyvalley on Sunday.MICHAEL MASKELL February 5, 2014 5:10am
Three volunteer firefighters were treated for heat and smoke-related sickness during a grass fire that threatened property at Kyvalley on Sunday.
One man was treated at the scene for heat-related issues and an ambulance took another to Kyabram Hospital where he was under observation before being released.
Another volunteer was taken to Goulburn Valley Base Hospital suffering effects of smoke inhalation and was kept overnight as a precaution.
Temperatures peaked at 42°C as firefighters fought to contain the blaze, which tore through 20
Kyabram CFA captain Mick Crompton said 15 tankers were initially called to the fire about 1.30
Two aircraft — a water bombing helicopter and another helicopter that acts as a scout from Bendigo — helped the effort.
It took about an hour to control the blaze.
Mr Crompton said he believed the fire started from a car that was being test driven in the paddock.
He said the layout of the property hampered crews, making access to the fire difficult.
‘‘Given the extreme temperatures, all crews did a marvellous job,’’ he said.
‘‘The general public need to be aware that what we do as volunteers can sometimes be quite dangerous and sometimes in the line of duty we can get injured. They need to think before they act as it can have consequences.’’
Graham Rd was blocked from McEwen Rd to Peppertree Lane for about three hours.
The last crew left the scene at 7
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