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More grassfire suspicion

Fireys tackle small blaze near Ardmona.

JENNA BISHOP February 26, 2014 4:04am

A small grassfire on Turnbull Rd, Ardmona yesterday is being treated as suspicious.

A small grassfire near Ardmona early yesterday morning is being treated as suspicious after a spate of similar fires were lit in the area during the past three weeks.

The fire burned a small area along the roadside at Turnbull Rd yesterday morning. Yesterday, The News reported on a string of fires in the area police are investigating.

Five small fires have broken out on roadsides near Turnbull, Ferguson and Toolamba Rds since February 3.

Country Fire Authority District 22 operations officer Rob van Dorsser said two CFA vehicles attended yesterday’s fire, which is believed to have started at 3.30am.

It took the crews 10 minutes to extinguish the fire shortly after 4am.

Shepparton police are continuing to investigate the spate of fires and arson chemists were on scene yesterday morning to investigate the cause of the fire.

Police did not comment on the cause of the fire yesterday.

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