Firefighters remain on alert after battling a number of fires in the district over the past few days.ELAINE COONEY January 8, 2013 4:53am
District fire brigades have been busy putting out a number of fires in the district over the past few days.
Elmore, Goornong, Corop West and Rochester fire brigades and two water bombing helicopters were called to a fire at Reads Lane in Elmore yesterday at 12.30pm.
Rochester Fire Brigade volunteer Kyle Wiliams said the crew on site were calling for a road grader to create a fire break.
Rochester Fire Brigade volunteer Vaughn Thomas said the middle of the fire contained hot spots due to burning trees.
From radio correspondence with his crew members on site, Mr Thomas believed the helicopter’s water dump on the western front quickly controlled the spread of the fire.
The fire was under control and firefighters were blacking out the area as Campaspe News went to print yesterday
Downed power lines were believed to be the cause of a large grass fire in Timmering on Sunday.
More than 40 hectares of grassland and trees burned near Tehan and Grey roads and several brigades spent the night blacking the area out.
Timmering fire brigade captain Murray McDonald said two homes were at risk but no-one was evacuated.
He said firefighters concentrated on areas close to the properties until the area was safe.
The fire was brought under control about 6.45pm when 19 tankers and a water bombing helicopter attended the blaze.
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Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
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