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Ten tankers fight grass fire

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February 20, 2018

Working hard: Firefighters at the scene of a grass fire at Tatura.

Ten Country Fire Authority tankers, a helitanker and about 30 volunteers fought a a grass blaze in Tatura last week.

Firefighters were called to a fire at the intersection of Pogue and Craven Rds at 1.38pm Tuesday.

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 burned in the fire.

The cause is unknown at this stage.

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