Fire authorities believe a tractor slashing in a paddock sparked a grassfire near Dookie yesterday.By Sophie Malcolm
Fire authorities believe a tractor slashing in a paddock sparked a grassfire near Dookie yesterday.
The fire, which broke out just before 11
Incident controller and Currawa brigade Captain Paul Prater said 10 Country Fire Authority crews were called to the blaze, which took an hour to control.
Capt Prater said although the weather was starting to cool down, people should still be aware of potential fire risks.
He urged people to exercise caution.
‘‘It might be a bit cooler, but we’ve still got the winds and the grass is still dry,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve had the rain, but we’re still getting days of nearly 40 degrees. It’s still very warm and it’s dry and it’s still hot.’’
Mr Prater said firefighters remained on scene yesterday afternoon.
No property was damaged and no livestock was injured in the fire.
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