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Burn-off warning ahead of Fire Danger Period

September 18, 2023 8:29 am in by
The fire at Wallington [Wallington CFA]

A warning for locals to ensure any burn-offs are completely extinguished.

CFA crews were called to a grass fire off Sproules Road, Wallington around 3pm Sunday.

The fire authority says the blaze started from burn-off piles the owner thought was out, but they reignited and spread in the dry conditions and wind.

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Firefighters were able to put out the flames but say if it was later in the year, the fire could have been larger and burnt far quicker.

Anyone planning a burn is being advised to register them, and to also ensure a bare earth barrier is put around the pile to reduce the risk of flames spreading.

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