After burning for four days the Violet Town fire was declared under control yesterday.DARREN LINTON January 31, 2013 4:20am
After four days of fire fighting the Violet Town fire was officially declared under control yesterday, but it is still burning and today the wind will shift.
For the last few days the wind has been blowing consistently from the the south and while blustery at times it allowed crews to get a hold of the fire.
Today the forecast is for west to northwesterly winds increasing to 30 to 45
Shepparton Incident Control Centre media officer Graeme Macartney said today will be crucial ahead of cooler conditions tomorrow.
‘‘It is a severe fire day rating in our district. There are still a number of hot spots that we’re keeping an eye on,’’ Mr Mccartney said.
He said work over the last few days included strengthening control lines to cope with such a wind shift and fire fighters are still confident the fire can be held in check.
‘‘We have the resources in place,’’ Mr Mccartney said.
Friday will bring cooler weather with a maximum in the low 20s but although the wind will shift south to southwesterly it will increase to around 40
The fire, which started on Sunday afternoon has burnt out more than 1350
The CFA has requested that residents remain vigilant and continue to monitor official advice on the fire.
The advice applies tot he area bounded by Harrys Creek Rd up to the Horse Gully Rd intersection to the west, Honeysuckle Creek Track and Hammonds Lane to the South, Boho Rd from Hayes Rd and Upper Boho Rd to Honeysuckle Creek Track to the East and Hayes Road to the North.
Residents have been told to expect to continue to see smoke in the area.
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