Downed powerlines sparked a fire and left residents without electricity in Shepparton, Mooroopna and Tatura yesterday.DARREN LINTON January 6, 2014 4:27am
More than 1000 homes were left without power late yesterday after strong winds brought down powerlines and sparked a fire.
Most of the affected properties were in Kialla, but there were also smaller outages at Girgarre, Mooroopna and Tatura, as wind gusts of more than 60
Downed powerlines also sparked a grassfire on the Mooroopna side of the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway.
Seven CFA units fought the grassfire, which posed no threat to property and was deemed safe by 6.45
Power to Kialla, the worst-affected area was restored by 7
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