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Small grass and scrub fire at Fumina
UPDATE: An Advice Message has been issued by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries at 3:37pm today, Tuesday 9 September, regarding a fire burning in a logging coup at Fumina. The fire is now under control and there is no threat to communities.
An Advice Message was issued overnight for a three hectare grass and scrub fire burning in a logging coup on Fergusons Road at Fumina.
District 9 RDO Mark Jones said CFA crews were called to the small fire about 11.30pm but were unable to gain access due to dangerous terrain.
The site was handed over to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and all CFA crews were released.
In separate incident nearby, CFA crews received a call to another fire threatening an unoccupied house on Danks Road, Vesper, just after 1am.
A neighbour alerted emergency services to the fire, and CFA crews successfully saved the house which was under ember attack.
The cause of the second fire is still unknown but it’s believed to have started in a machinery shed and doesn’t appear to be suspicious.