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Crews battle Eldorado grassfire

  • Photo: Eldora fire, c/o Buchan family

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  5.23 PM 10 November, 2014

Location: District 23 News

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More than 25 ground crews have battled along side a water bombing helicopter and bulldozer to stop a fire reaching homes in the township of Eldorado, in northeast Victoria.

It took until just before 6pm on Monday to bring the fire under control.

CFA District 23 Operations Manager John Bigham said good work by crews on the ground and in the air had saved a number of homes.

He said their efforts had ensured the 20 hectare fire was confined to the bush.

CFA received the first calls of a fire on private land north of Cemetery Road just after 2pm Monday.

Brigades from Eldorado, Beechworth, Bowman-Murmungee, Bowser, Chiltern, Everton, Glenrowan, Laceby West, Milawa, Oxley Flats, South Wangaratta, Springhurst, Stanley, Tarrawingee, Wangaratta and Wooragee attended the fire.

The fire burnt down the northern side of Monument Hill towards homes on the southern edge of Eldorado, some of which came under ember attack.

Firefighters worked throughout the night blacking out.

The reignition of a private burn off is being investigated as a possible cause.

Last Updated: 11 November 2014