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Fire at Prairie during oat harvest

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  5.00 PM 3 December, 2012

Location: District 20 News

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A header and around 60 hectares of oat crops and grasslands have been destroyed by a fire at Prairie, 50 km's north Bendigo.

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14 fire crews from Dingee Tandarra, Mitiamo, Campbells Forest, Cohuna, Hunter, Kamarooka, Lockington, Northern Campaspe, Pine Grove, Pyramid Hill, Raywood and Tennyson, assisted by aircraft, responded to calls of a fire in the engine of a header, spreading into an oats crop at 3.30pm (Monday, 3 December).

Strong winds helped the fire burn for more than a kilometre to a nearby railway line, damaging sleepers. V-Line is working to repair the track.

Last Updated: 03 December 2012