Blaze in Leongatha South sparks fire warning

FIRED UP: A blaze on a property at Leongatha South has sparked a call from the CFA for landowners to be more cautious.

LANDOWNERS are being warned to take a cautious approach as the fire season nears.

CFA brigades from Leongatha, Leongatha South and Koonwarra braved blustery conditions when they battled a blaze last Thursday at Leongatha South.

About 15 personnel were in attendance, working closely with a smart operator in a bulldozer.

In truth, things could have been at lot worse. Paul Norton, the landowner on whose property the fire started, first called for brigade assistance on Tuesday.

That initial fire was sparked by a burnoff of dead pines that got a little out of control. It flared up again on Thursday, catching other trees.

Leongatha South CFA captain Hilco Zuidema said it was important that people burning off knew their fires were “100 per cent out”.

He said it was now too close to the fire season to be taking the risk.

“It’s really an autumn job. We’ve had it before where someone can be burning off in August and it will pop up three or four months later,” he said.

Mr Norton thanked CFA volunteers for their assistance.

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