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Dimboola houses saved by fireys

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  6.30 PM 26 January, 2013

Location: District 17 News

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Firefighters have protected houses that were under threat during a grassfire at Dimboola this afternoon (26 Jan).

CFA was called to the incident at 3.45pm after the fire took off and burnt approximately 5 hectares of grass on private property.

Six outbuildings were involved in the fire but firefighters worked hard to stop the fire spreading to the nearby houses.

The fire was contained just after 5.00pm but crews will remain on scene for some time blacking out.

Around 35 firefighters, 7 trucks and 3 Field Command Vehicles are on scene. Ambulance, police and the power company are also on scene.

CFA believes the cause of the fire was an angle grinder but it’s still being investigated.

A Watch and Act message was issued for the Dimboola area around 4.30pm. The message has since been downgraded to an Advice message advising the community the grassfire has been contained but there will be smoke in the area.

Last Updated: 26 January 2013