Light­ning sparks blaze

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Light­ning on Satur­day af­ter­noon is be­lieved to have caused a fire near Jer­ilderie, which was not dis­cov­ered un­til Sun­day evening.

The fire was no­ticed about 6pm Sun­day at the Thur­rowa Rd Re­serve.

Start­ing as a grass­fire, which thank­fully only man­aged to burn two hectares while unat­tended, the fire moved into nearby tim­ber.

Fire­fight­ers from the Bolton, Cadell and Ardeen Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice brigades re­sponded with four ap­pli­ances and heavy ma­chin­ery, and with lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port from Jer­ilderie RFS.

By 11pm Sun­day they had man­aged to con­trol the fire enough to hand the site, off the Newell High­way, to the Local Land Ser­vices to con­tinue mon­i­tor­ing.

Fire es­capes

A grass­fire be­lieved to have been started by burn­ing rub­bish on Satur­day af­ter­noon es­caped into a neigh­bour­ing Fin­ley prop­erty.

The fire started in the yard of a Mur­ray St home about 2.30pm.

Fin­ley Fire & Res­cue NSW fire­fight­ers spent two hours bring­ing the grass­fire un­der con­trol.

They say it was lucky only grass was burned in the blaze, con­firm­ing no in­fra­struc­ture was dam­aged.

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