Grass­fire burns trees

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Hun­dreds of trees were burnt to the ground last Wed­nes­day af­ter a fire broke out near Mathers Rd in Yalca, about 20 km from Co­bram.

The wind blew the fire in a southerly di­rec­tion to­wards Mor­ris and Dan­sons roads, but 18 fire trucks ar­rived on the scene and were able to con­trol the blaze be­fore it reached the road.

Thick smoke filled the air, lead­ing the CFA to is­sue an air qual­ity warn­ing for peo­ple in the Yalca area.

The CFA said the fire was made worse by dead ma­te­rial in the grass­land, which was un­usu­ally dry for this time of year.

Burn: Dry grass­land was partly re­spon­si­ble for the fire.

Un­der con­trol: Fire­fight­ers man­aged to con­trol the grass­fire.

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