Goulburn Valley firefighters controlled a grassfire within 20 minutes yesterday, preventing it from spreading to nearby grassland.KAITLIN THALS November 21, 2012 4:10am
Firefighters from Shepparton, Shepparton East, Mooroopna and Tallygaroopna attended the fire near the Broadcast Australia site.
Country Fire Authority members controlled a grassfire within 20 minutes at the Broadcast Australia site north of Shepparton yesterday, preventing it reaching nearby grassland.
CFA Shepparton leading firefighter Scott Shenfield said the 1.5
Mr Shenfield said firefighters were investigating the cause of the fire, which could have been started by a ‘‘possible fault’’ in a transmitter wire at the location.
There are six 100
Originally built to send morale-boosting programs to Allied fighting forces during World War II, Broadcast Australia’s Shepparton site is now the mainstay for transmitting Radio Australia shortwave broadcasts throughout South-East Asia and the South Pacific.
Mr Shenfield said Broadcast Australia notified CFA about 10.05
He said firefighters from Shepparton, Shepparton East, Mooroopna and Tallygaroopna had the fire under control within 20 minutes and spent about one hour completing a blackout.
‘‘Our only other risk was if the fire spread into the grassland nearby, this is a high fuel area,’’ he said.
‘‘It was imperative to control the fire and ensure the blackout is done in these windy, hot conditions, with winds increasing this afternoon.’’
Traffic travelling north on Verney Rd was detoured at Grace Rd. There was a roadblock at Verney Rd and Goulburn Valley Hwy for about an hour. Shepparton police and Shepparton Highway Patrol also attended the scene.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.