The cause of a fire on School Rd in Corop yesterday is being investigated by police and CFA.ELAINE COONEY February 19, 2014 12:58pm
Campaspe CFA operations officer John Cutting said while the cause of the blaze was unknown, it appeared to have started at the roadside.
Corop brigade member Brian Kerlin said the fire burned 20 hectares of farmland, the roadside verge, fence posts and came close to properties.
Mr Cutting said seven brigades extinguished the fire which saw 100 hay bales go up in flames.
“More crews went back this morning and they were monitoring it overnight,” he said.
He said a Watch and Act warning issued by the CFA was due to the timing of the blaze rather than residents in immediate danger.
“It was at 3.20 around school time so there would be more traffic on the road with parents picking up children,” he said.
He said he hoped parents would read the warning on their Fire Ready mobile phone app that there would be fire trucks on the road.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
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Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
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Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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