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Grass fire controlled at Ebden

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By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  4.14 PM 3 December, 2012


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Update 6.10pm: Crews have controlled a grassfire at Ebden.

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Ground crews, assisted by waterbombing aircraft, battled the blaze for almost two hours.

A firefighter suffered a minor neck injury and was treated by ambulance crews.

Update 5.38pm: A grass fire continues to burn in 10 hectares of grass and scrub at Ebden, 15 km's east of Wodonga.

21 crews from Allans Flat, Baranduda, Barnawartha, Benegilla, Browns Plains, Chiltern, Kergunyah, Kiewa, Leneva, Sandy Creek, Wodonga, Wooragee and Yackandandah were fighting the fire around 5pm (Monday, 3 December) which was burning uphill towards Mahers Hill near the shores of Lake Hume.

Strong winds were helping to fan the blaze burning in difficult terrain, however smoke was blowing away from the Murray Valley Highway. An advice message was issued for the towns of Ebden, Huon, Kiewa, Baranduda.

The fire was not threatening homes and firefighting aircraft were on route. Army firefighting personnel from nearby Bonegella were also assisting.

Last Updated: 03 December 2012