Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Forest fire

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Spontaneou­s combustion is believed to be the cause of a small fire in the Murray Valley National Park near Mathoura on Wednesday evening.

Firefighte­rs were called to what was initially reported as a bush fire just before 5pm, on Campbells Rd.

The rain is said to have played a part in the combustion of sawdust on the forest floor.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service had the fire under control within two hours.

 ?? Photo ?? The smoulderin­g saw dust. courtesy Mathoura Rural Fire Service.
Photo The smoulderin­g saw dust. courtesy Mathoura Rural Fire Service.

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