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Nyora grassfire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  7.20 PM 24 November, 2012

Location: District 9 News

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Firefighters were faced with difficult terrain at a fire in Nyora, south Gippsland, this afternoon (Sat 24 Nov 2012).

The grassfire was reported south of McDonalds Track, near Seaview Court, just after 5pm but the condition of the ground made access to the fire difficult.

CFA Operations Officer Bill Alards said standard tankers has trouble getting in because of the sandy, soft ground.

"We called in a number of Ultralight vehicles that were better suited to maneuvering in the terrain," he said.

The fire burned approximately 5 hectares of private land and was started by a reignited private burn.

Ten fire trucks and a command vehicle were involved in the incident.

Last Updated: 24 November 2012