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State fires roundup: 4:15pm

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  4.20 PM 29 November, 2012

Location: District 2 News, District 17 News

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Emergency services have responded to a number of fires today, including a grassfire which is currently going near Maryborough.

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A Watch and Act warning is currently out for the fire on Camerons Lane at Carisbrook. It is a medium, fast-moving grassfire and is travelling in a southerly direction towards Moolort.

The fire is about 100 hectares in size.

Firefighters have now controlled a fire which started at 1.45pm at Lillicur, about 8 kilometres west of Talbot. The bushfire burnt 20 hectares of grass and bush. Ten CFA tankers, 6 CFA slip-ons, 1 bulldozer, 2 helicopters and 60 firefighters were involved in controlling the blaze which took just over an hour.

Also today was a 12-hecatre grassfire at south-east of Edenhope; a grassfire north of Avenel which affected traffic on the Hume Freeway; a four-hectare fire at Murtoa and; a plantation fire at Dartmoor.

Stay informed via the incidents and warnings page of CFA’s website (, Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667, following CFA via Twitter, Facebook or the FireReady app and by listening to emergency radio broadcasters.

CFA is advising to monitor conditions and check your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.

Last Updated: 29 November 2012