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Violet Town – Harry's Crk Road fire

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By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  8.49 AM 28 January, 2013

Location: District 22 News

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CFA and DSE firefighters continue to battle a blaze at Boho near Violet Town. 

CFA was called to the grass fire around 12:45pm yesterday, 27 January. The fire has since burnt approximately 2,000 hectares and has spread into forested areas. 

An Emergency Warning was issued last night to residents in Boho and Victoria Police conducted a door-knock to the area advising people to leave. The warning has now been downgraded to a Watch and Act. 

Fire activity has reduced due to moderate weather conditions however strong southerly winds are expected in the area this afternoon. 

There’s no asset loss at this stage and no direct threat to properties but that could change quickly so residents are advised to monitor their local conditions and stay informed. 

The fire is in difficult country which makes the fire difficult to access and fight. The fire is expected to burn for the next few days.

Ambulance Victoria has treated one man for burns.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

A Community Meeting is being held at 11.00am today at the Violet Town Community Centre on Cowslip Street, Violet Town.

Last Updated: 28 January 2013