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Darnum grass & scrub fire

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  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA
  • Darnum grass & scrub fire - Images by Troy Longson CFA

By: Keith Pakenham

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  4.47 PM 24 March, 2013


Location: District 9 News

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Just before 11:00am on Sunday morning (24th March) Trafalgar & Yarragon brigades were responded to investigate a burnoff on Little Moe River Road Darnum.

Smoke was showing as crews approached and a call went out for additional tankers. The fire is in private bush and grassland north of the Little Moe Creek Road and is heading in an Easterly direction.

By 12:15 the fire size was stated as 5.5HA in size and two aircraft were assisting with the fire-fight.

An Advice Message was sent to alert residents in the towns of Buln Buln, Darnum, Lillico, Shady Creek, Trafalgar, Trafalgar West, Yalungah, Yarragon, Nilma North.
 
Smoke was visible from nearby communities and roads including the Princess Highway. Two strike teams responded from District 9 & 10.

At 4:15pm the grass & scrub fire was placed under control. Crews are still onscene blacking out the fire.

Crews onscene were:-

Allambee Tanker 1
Hallora Tanker 1
Drouin West Tanker 1
Nilma North Tanker 1
Noojee Tanker
Darnum Ellinbank Tanker
Moe South Tanker 1
Westbury Tanker 1
Trafalgar Tanker 1
Moe Tanker 1
Neerim South Tanker
Warragul Tanker 1
Yarragon Pumper Tanker
Drouin West Slip On
Williowgrove Slip
Longwarry FCV
Westbury FCV
Neerim South FCV
Trafalgar FCV
Drouin West Support
Nilma North Big Fill
District 9 MCV

Strike Teams:
Tankers 4WD 1001
Tankers ST9181

OPS Officer District 9
VICPOL
DSE
Toll Helitak 331
Firebird 307
Kestrel Helitak 333

Images by Troy Longson - CFA

Last Updated: 24 March 2013