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Evacuation orders in place as Little River grass fire burns out of control

Olivia Shying, Geelong Advertiser, December 7, 2018 FIREFIGHTERS have managed to contain a large grassfire at Little River that threatened homes and properties.

While the evacuation orders for Mambourin and Manor communities have been downgraded to watch and act alerts, authorities warn the fire is still not under control.

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said the fire started just before midday near Edgars Rd at Little River.

By early afternoon the fire had burned more than 1000 hectares and had jumped across train tracks causing V/Line to suspend all services to between Geelong and Wyndham Vale……

…….EARLIER: ALL TRAINS on the Geelong line between Wyndham Vale and Waurn Ponds have been suspended due to fire danger.


December 8, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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