Bushfire contained near Yea

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Hope nobody plans wheeling in the bush in Vic this winter, there wont be much left at this rate, only black stumps!

Bushfire contained near Yea
February 12, 2006 - 7:00PM

The central Victorian township of Yea, which narrowly escaped serious damage in last month's deadly bushfires, has been threatened again by a fire.

After recovering from a major fire that endangered homes last month, Yea residents were on alert today as 250 firefighters fought to contain a blaze between Limestone and Yea.

About 750 hectares of bush were burnt out during the blaze, which started about 12.30pm (AEDT) and took several hours to control.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has advised residents that embers could still attack their homes.

"Residents should continue to patrol their homes for embers and extinguish small fires as they start," a CFA spokesman said.

"Residents should also check roof spaces, under-floor spaces, and areas where leaves commonly gather to ensure that nothing is burning."

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Reply By: madcow - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 10:27

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 10:27
We'r heading for the Rubicon area in a couple of weeks. Will post as to it's condition around there.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 11:33

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 11:33
Was speaking to Dad yesterday, who lives near Yea and lost 80% of his pasture and fencing in last months fires. He was watching the smoke all day and from his reports, the use of the planes and choppers assisted greatly. He did not believe that the fire had reached the Murrundindi area. Not sure if any houses were lost in the Limestone area, but evacuations had taken place.

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 17:27

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 17:27
Just an update....fire near Yea started by a slasher.....fire near Beachworth started by a ride on mower......just proves you need to be careful when mowing.

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: DesC - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 18:40

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 18:40
Sounds like you'll have to spend more time on the net.
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