Out of con­trol burn-off

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

ABOUT 13 hectares of grass­land was de­stroyed af­ter an out of con­trol burn-off at Lock­ing­ton on Sun­day.

Tankers from Lock­ing­ton, Ba­mawm, Ten­nyson, Pine Grove and Kotta were called to the fire at a prop­erty in Strathallan Rd about 5pm.

Lock­ing­ton CFA cap­tain Eric Bloom­field said it took 14 fire­fight­ers un­til about 8.30pm to con­trol the fire.

‘‘It was pretty rough ter­rain which is why it took so long to bring un­der con­trol,’’ he said.

Al­though fire re­stric­tions have not come into force, Mr Bloom­field said landown­ers still needed to be care­ful when burn­ing off.

‘‘Make sure you have enough wa­ter and check the con­di­tions,’’ he said.

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