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Hay fire damage

Hay fire damage

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Hay fire damage

A fire that burned through around $60,000 worth of hay started on the morning of New Years Day.

The fire in Developmental road is believed to have been a case of spontaneous combustion authorities say, according to the Wangaratta Chronicle.

CFA district 23 duty officer Trevor Logan said that they are not treating the fire as suspicious.

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Mr. Dunne and his family have been farming in the area for around 75 years and said it was the first time they've experienced such fire, and lost around 230 big square bales.

CFA duty officer Logan said that there had been around 10 hay fires in recent weeks.

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