Grass­fire burns al­most 10ha

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

Fire­fight­ers and land­hold­ers were luck­ily able to con­tain a grass­fire at Keri Keri on Tues­day, lim­it­ing its de­struc­tion of graz­ing coun­try on pri­vate prop­erty.

Terry Campbell from the NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice Mid Mur­ray Zone said the fire was re­ported to the Yanga RFS cap­tain about 3.24pm, and took over an hour to con­trol.

‘‘It was all wrapped up by 4.55pm,’’ Mr Campbell said,

‘‘The grass­fire looked like it might get away on pri­vate prop­erty, on Perek­er­ton Rd, but it was pulled up be­fore it burned 10 hectares.

‘‘Yanga re­sponded and Moulamein and Kyalite were called to as­sist, but both were turned back be­fore ar­riv­ing be­cause the fire was un­der con­trol.

‘‘What helped was that the prop­erty own­ers had road graders handy, and were able to cre­ate some fire breaks.’’

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