Light­ning sparks fires

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Light­ning strikes sparked two fires in the lo­cal re­gion on Mon­day night.

The first fire was about 6pm when a tree was struck off Noorong Rd, west of De­niliquin.

Mid Mur­ray Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice zone man­ager Tony White­horn said Noorong brigade mem­bers were ex­tin­guished the fire fairly eas­ily and lim­ited its spread.

He said due to the elec­tri­cal storm ac­tiv­ity, fire­fight­ers were prepar­ing for more se­vere con­di­tions than what even­tu­ated.

‘‘We had a lot of strikes but it seems it was jet wet enough to not be any real trou­ble,’’ he said.

Off the Swan Hill-Bal­ranald Rd — which is also re­ferred to as the Stoney Creek Rd — a light­ning strike caused a fire which burned about 30ha of stub­ble pad­dock and salt­bush.

‘‘Two units from Mur­ray Downs and three from Ko­raleigh re­sponded about 8pm, and they were back in the sta­tion at 10pm.’’


A fire caused by sparks from an an­gle grinder came close to dam­ag­ing in­fra­struc­ture at a Wakool prop­erty on Tues­day.

The Wakool and Tul­lakool NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice bri­gades re­sponded to the blaze, re­ported as a bush­fire, about 11.45am.

The flames burned about 1.5 hectares of scrub on the prop­erty, and luck­ily no in­fra­struc­ture was af­fected.

Fire­fight­ers had the blaze com­pletely un­der con­trol by 2.15pm.

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