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Busy afternoon for Kyneton, Redesdale
A grass fire at Kyneton was brought under control at 4pm this afternoon (Friday 5 December), with twelve CFA attending.
The fire burnt through around three hectares in a hard-to-reach roadside area down a steep embankment in hilly terrain.
Operations Manager Steve Smith said that crews initially called for air support but cancelled the request once it became clear that ground crews were sufficient to control the fire.
Mr Smith said crews from Kyneton, Woodend, Malmsbury, Tylden, Trentham, Langley-Barfold, Blackwood, Spring Hill, Carlsruhe and Taradale had acquitted themselves well to bring it under control quickly.
“Fire restrictions came into force on Monday in the Macedon Ranges, so this incident has come as a timely reminder of the dry conditions and increased level of risk,” he said.
Crews remain on scene blacking out.
In nearby Redesdale, also in hilly terrain,a grass and scrub fire burnt through 25 acres and was attended by 17 trucks and a water bombing helicopter.
The fire, which was called in at 2pm, took about 50 minutes to be brought under control.