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A timely grass fire reminder

By: Bevan Moody

Category: Community Safety, Incidents - Bushfire

  9.33 AM 28 November, 2013


Location: District 2 News, District 14 News

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Gisborne firefighters turned out to a grass fire on the Calder Freeway at New Gisborne on Tuesday around noon.

Within minutes of being called out to this fire, another 000 call was received for a car fire in New Gisborne.

Confronted by two incidents at the same time, firefighters in the Gisborne Tanker 2 tackled a fast running fire of about 1/3 of an acre which was threatening a housing estate.

Firefighters in the Gisborne Pumper, supported by the Riddells Creek brigade, tackled the car fire in New Gisborne.

Quick work from firefighters prevented both fires from spreading and causing further damage.

Gisborne Police are currently investigating the cause of the Calder Freeway fire.

The Gisborne Captain said, “while fire restrictions are not currently in force in the Macedon Ranges Shire, the fire today has demonstrated that grass fires can still burn readily. Residents are
reminded to remain diligent when burning off and to follow the local laws.”

If you are unsure whether you can burn-off, contact the Fire Management Officer at the Macedon Ranges Shire on 5422 0333.

Other useful information can be found on the CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au or the excellent "Can I or Can’t I" brochure can be obtained from your local brigade on Sunday mornings.

Gisborne Fire Brigade - 5428 2596 - www.gisbornecfa.com

Last Updated: 28 November 2013