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Blaze destroys shed in Kialla

A spark from an angle grinder is believed to have ignited a grassfire at Kialla that destroyed a shed.

JARROD WHITTAKER December 30, 2013 4:11am

Emergency services keep an eye on the smouldering remains of a shed in Kialla.

Greater Shepparton residents are being warned to maintain their properties after a shed was destroyed in Kialla when an angle grinder ignited nearby grass.

The fire started at a Watt Rd, Kialla property about noon yesterday.

Shepparton police Constable Shaun Taylor said the fire was not being treated as suspicious.

‘‘The resident of the property was using an angle grinder doing some repairs to a tractor, which ignited grass in the area,’’ Const Taylor said.

‘‘As a result a galvanised iron shed was totally destroyed.’’

Four Country Fire Authority fire trucks from Shepparton and Mooroopna attended the blaze, which was controlled 20 minutes later.

Const Taylor said it was a reminder people needed to maintain their properties.

‘‘Clear your lots, keep your properties clear and keep grass down,’’ he said.

‘‘It was dry grass that ignited it.’’

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