Camp­fire causes more chaos

Mansfield Courier - - News -

WHAT is be­lieved to have been a camp­fire quickly spread into some­thing much larger over the week­end near Bon­nie Doon.

Seven crews worked to pre­vent the blaze from spread­ing to nearby prop­er­ties.

It has prompted a re­minder to both lo­cals and tourists to en­sure that they put out any camp­fires, and that they are cold to touch be­fore leav­ing the camp­site.

While the Bluff Creek fire 12 kilo­me­tres south east of Mount Buller re­mains un­der con­trol, crews con­tinue to use ma­chin­ery to strengthen con­tain­ment lines and com­plete re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works in the area.

The Abbe­yard fire con­tin­ues to burn, and as of print, has burned ap­prox­i­mately 102,213Ha.

Air­craft con­tinue to mon­i­tor the fire area for ac­tiv­ity.

Fire­fight­ers are also work­ing in the area along­side heavy ma­chin­ery and are pa­trolling the fire edge, re­spond­ing to hot spots on the fire, and con­tin­u­ing haz­ardous tree works.

Mt Buf­falo Na­tional Park and ar­eas of the Alpine Na­tional Park and sur­round­ing forests are closed.

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PHOTO: Carolyn Sug­gate

CLOSE CALL: The fire, which was vis­i­ble from prop­er­ties in Bon­nie Doon.

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