Firefighters were expecting to monitor the scene of a hay fire at Toolamba through last night to prevent it from spreading.JARROD WHITTAKER January 15, 2014 4:36am
Firefighters were anticipating maintaining a vigil at a Toolamba hay fire last night in an effort to ensure it did not spread.
About 120 to 150 haybales were destroyed during the blaze at a Bitcon Rd, Toolamba property yesterday.
Country Fire Authority firefighters were called to the fire about 1.20
Mr James said firefighters would prevent the fire from spreading, while allowing the bales to burn.
‘‘There’s very little point disturbing the haybales because when you disturb them they can put up embers,’’ he said.
‘‘They can pour water on them forever and turn your back on them and they light up again.
‘‘They’re just so hot inside.’’
He said the bales would continue to be monitored as they burnt into the night.
‘‘We’ll have relief crews arriving after sunset and catering for everyone,’’ Mr James said.
Yesterday was a day of total fire ban in the Northern Country fire district. This meant no fires could be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air.
The cause of the haybale fire is still being determined.
Four tankers from Toolamba, Tatura and Mooroopna attended the fire, as did a Mooroopna command vehicle.
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