Homes threatened during Daisy Hill fire

Local CFA crews worked quickly to extinguish a fire which tore through grass and scrub in Daisy Hill last week.

Firefighters and local residents worked hard to extinguish a grass and scrub fire which threatened homes in Daisy Hill last week.

The incident occurred just before 1.30 pm on Thursday at a property on Menzies Drive, Daisy Hill and burnt through around three hectares of grass and scrub before it was contained.

Tankers from Maryborough, Talbot, Carisbrook and DELWP attended the fire and Maryborough Fire Brigade second lieutenant Peter Higgins said it was lucky crews arrived when they did.

“The fire threatened a few houses, cars and a shed early on but we were able to pull it up before it got into the forest so it was a pretty good save, it was really going when we got there,” he said.

“It took around 10 to 15 minutes to get it under control as it was quite windy. If we’d gotten there 15 minutes later it could’ve been a different outcome. It was great work by the brigades who managed to save everything.”

Mr Higgins said police attended the scene and later contacted the property owner who was not home at the time.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, December 10

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