Firefighting helicopters were flown in to help out as firefighters faced two blazes in Shepparton over the weekend.SOPHIE MALCOLM December 31, 2012 4:50am
Three helicopters were called in to help contain a fire that burned through bushland in Shepparton’s north yesterday.
The blaze, which burnt about 4
Country Fire Authority incident controller David Clee said firefighters were called to the Wheller Rd incident shortly after noon and took about 40 minutes to contain it.
He said six tankers and three firefighting aircrafts were involved in the effort.
Shepparton police Detective Tom Young said the incident may have started from an unattended fire.
‘‘People need to be vigilant — there’s a lot of dry grass around,’’ Det Young said.
Department of Sustainability and Environment spokeswoman Kim Payne said with hot weather forecast for the next few days, it was a timely reminder for people to take extra care with campfires, cigarettes and other ways a fire could easily start.
CFA spokeswoman Jenny Clow said a separate fire at Broken River broke out about 6
Crews from Shepparton and Mooroopna attended.
‘‘It was 9
‘‘We had quite a few calls about it.’’
Ms Clow said police had been contacted regarding suspicious circumstances and said an investigation was being carried out yesterday.
Det Young said police would like to speak to anyone in the Broken River area or anyone near the walking track who may have witnessed suspicious activity.
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