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Macorna Grass Fire

Macorna Grass Fire

House Evacuated After Midday Blaze

Police are investigating potential negligent behaviour, after a five hectare grassfire forced an evacuation of a home in Macorna this afternoon.

The CFA were called to a grassfire at 11:48am, and contained the blaze within half an hour; however the proximity of the blaze to the town prompted a house to be cleared.

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Tankers from Macorna, Kerang, Cohuna, Pyramid Hill and Appin South were utilised; an aircraft was also requested, however was not required after units on the ground quickly contained the fire.

Firefighters remained on scene until 2pm to finish cleaning up the area.

Initial investigations from Kerang Police suggest an unattended campfire on a private property was to blame for the worrying blaze.

Police are continuing inquiries.

Anyone within the area at the time, or with any information, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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