August 2014

More than 50 fires in a single week in our region

More than 50 fires in a single week in our region

More than 50 lightning-start fires in the past week alone have kept Southeast Fire Centres busy, according to information officer Fanny Bernard.

She said there’s a small fire (less than one hectare) near Rover Creek that’s being addressed by a three-person initial attack crew supported by four 802 air tankers (and an accompanying birddog plane).

“This fire isn’t threatening any structures or communities,” Bernard said.