Farm machinery starts grass fire

Farm machinery starts grass fire

6 November 2008

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Australia — Farm machinery started a grass fire in a paddock in the Mid North of the state this afternoon.

About three and a half hectares were destroyed at Yacka when sparks form the header started the fire around 1.30pm.

It took one CFS unit and the farmer to bring the blaze under control within a few minutes.

CFS Regional Operations Planning Officer Bluey Devine said farmers should “ensure they have adequate fire cover when harvesting and necessary precautions in place.”

“The operators involved in today’s incident at Yacka had a farm fire fighting unit on hand which ensured a quick response when the fire sparked.”

Mr Devine said, “a farm fire fighting unit with a pump, motor hoses and water tank ready to use when harvesting or burning off is essential.”

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