$660,000 hay baler and stubble fire at Riverton

At 8:37 this evening CFS crews were alerted to a farm machinery and stubble fire at Slape Road, Riverton, in the Mid North.

Fifteen farm firefighting units, six CFS fire trucks and two CFS bulk water carriers arrived to find a square-baler on fire, with the fire spreading quickly to nearby paddocks.

The baler was destroyed, but units worked together to contain the fire to 100 hectares.

Damages are estimated to be $660,000.