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Oat crop fire in Strathmerton
CFA crews have controlled a fire in an unstripped oat crop in Strathmerton on the Murray Valley Highway.
Both firefighting aircraft have completed their work and crews are now blacking out for the next several hours.
A bulldozer is in use to remove a large gum tree significantly damaged by fire to ensure safety in the area.
The fire is not yet under control, however no property is under threat.
Twenty CFA trucks are on scene, with on firefighting aircraft assisting and another water bomber on the way.
District 22 Rostered Duty Officer Peter Dedman said the fire had spread more than 20 hectares.
“Our crews are working hard to contain the fire and we’ve called on additional support from Barooga RFS brigade across the border and Shepparton is sending one of its appliances,” he said.
More details as they come to hand.