Boat fire in Na­tional Park

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - REAL ESTATE -

Mathoura Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice fire­fight­ers were quick to con­tain a boat fire re­ported in the Gulpa for­est area of the Mur­ray Val­ley Na­tional Park on Mon­day.

Zone RFS district as­sis­tant Terry Camp­bell said the boat’s own­ers called for help about 9.30am, with Mathoura’s fire­fight­ers dis­patched within five min­utes.

‘‘The fire was eas­ily con­tained, and there ap­peared to be no fur­ther fire dam­age (to the area),’’ Mr Camp­bell said.

‘‘Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the area.’’

The Bush Fire Dan­ger pe­riod started on Oc­to­ber 1 for the Mid Mur­ray Zone.

Any sight­ings of a fire should be re­ported by call­ing 000.

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