One hundred firefighters battle Thornhill Park grassfire

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More than 100 firefighters battled a grassfire at Thornhill Park last night (6 December).


CFA was called to the grassfire spreading in a paddock on Iramoo Circuit at 6.38pm.

The 300m by 100m fire was spreading in a northerly direction towards Thornhill Park.

CFA issued a Watch and Act message calling on residents directly next to the grassland to move two or more streets away from the fire.

Water bombing aircraft attended to assist with the firefighting effort.

CFA Commander David Clancy said a local wind change made the firefight more challenging.

“Crews did well to stop the spread of the fire and were able to bring the fire under control just after 8.30pm,” David said.

“No assets were lost thanks to the great effort by all the CFA and FRV firefighters on the ground, with support from the water aircraft above.”

The fire was contained to an area of around 800m by 200m which is approximately 13 hectares. 

The scene was declared safe at 9.38pm and crews remained on scene for some time blacking out.

The cause of the fire is being investigated today.

CFA had 29 vehicles on scene supported by FRV crews.


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