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Large fire near Mulwala burns 209ha

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March 01, 2018

Heavy plant machinery assisted in containing the fire.

Pictured is the large Air Tanker Nancy Bird jet plane releasing fire retardant at the scene on Wednesday.

The fire was fanned by strong winds between 40km/h and 60km/h.

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on the large grass fire near Barooga-Tocumwal and Savernake Roads, approximately 4km north of Mulwala.

Several water bombing aircraft assisted up to 20 firefighting crews to control the fire which had burnt 209ha. 

A very large Air Tanker Nancy Bird was one of several aircraft dispatched to assist firefighters and could be scene hovering over Yarrawonga-Mulwala.

Crews will continue to monitor the scene, mopping up and blacking out with assistance of heavy plant machinery.

Residents in the area of Barooga Road, Tocumwal Road and Savernake Road, the north side of Mulwala and the Lakeside Estate should still keep themselves informed.

Advice

  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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