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.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Anyone yet to experience the sport of croquet is welcome to come along to the Rich River club lawns on Sunday to try it out.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Penalty goal spells heartbreak.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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