Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Hay singed, not burned

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Hay bales were singed but not destroyed when a fire started in the hay shed of a Solly Rd property in Mathoura on Wednesday morning.

The Mathoura Rural Fire Service responded to the call for help with four crew at 7.15am, and using breathing apparatus and an excavator were able to prevent the fire spreading to other bales.

The firefighte­rs had the fire completely extinguish­ed by 8.45am.

Truck fire

Moama’s RFS brigade was called to a truck fire just south of the Barmah Rd turnoff, near Moama, about 7.30am yesterday.

Responding with two trucks and six crew, firefighte­rs arrived to see a fire which originated in the rear wheel bearings of the prime mover.

The fire was extinguish­ed within half an hour.

Stump alight

Deniliquin’s Fire + Rescue NSW brigade is reminding residents of the requiremen­ts for a pile burn, after being called to a burning stump about 6.27pm Saturday.

Originally reported by a member of the public as a fire at Willoughby's Beach, firefighte­rs were redirected to Box St in north Deniliquin — on the opposite side of the river — where a stump had been deliberate­ly set alight as part of a bonfire.

Brigade Captain Martin Smith said pile burns in the town limits require council approval, and can only proceed after an inspection by FRNSW.

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