Dry conditions cause fire

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Dry conditions cause fire

RUBY and Leongatha Fire Brigades attended an escaped burn off that was spreading into trees early on Monday morning, August 6, at 12.25am.
The fire in Hughes Street, Leongatha, fanned by a strong breeze, burnt through dry grasses and spread to some established gum trees.
Whilst this fire didn’t pose any risk to life or property, it does show how dry our environment is.
Darren Hardacre from the Ruby brigade noted you would normally not expect a fire to spread this much and to catch trees alight during the winter months.
“This is a good reminder to all members of our community not to burn off if windy conditions are forecast and that you should be vigilant with all your fires at any time of the year,” Mr Hardacre said.
“Let’s hope this is not a sign of the times to come.”

Timely warning: conditions are dry and with combining strong winds, fires can still start in winter.

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