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Tatura grass fire

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February 14, 2018

Firefighters at the scene of a grass fire at Tatura yesterday afternoon.

Ten Country Fire Authority tankers, a heli-tanker and about 30 volunteers fought a a grass blaze in Tatura yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the intersection of Pogue Rd and Craven Rd fire at 1.38pm.

Tatura Fire Brigade member and incident controller Peter Bevan said crews contended with gusty winds but brought the fire under control quickly.

‘‘We called Victoria Police to help us with traffic control, there was a lot of smoke involved,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve been here now for a couple of hours and will be here for about another hour blacking out and keeping the scene safe.’’

Mr Bevan said one building was threatened during the blaze, but crews were able to quickly ‘‘knock down’’ the flames around it and prevent damage.

About 2ha of grass was burnt in the fire.

The cause is unknown at this stage.

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