Crop fire at Emu Downs - 18 November 2019

Monday, November 18 at 5:10pm

At 3:15 this afternoon, CFS crews were called to a crop fire on the corner of Honeychurch and Stock Route Roads at Emu Downs, near Robertstown in the Mid North.

Nineteen Farm fire units attended as the fire spread towards a solar panel farm with 100 workers on site.

Water bombing aircraft were called in and did two drops before being released.

CFS and farm fire units were able to contain the fire to 24 hectares.

The fire was started by a header, which was significantly damaged.

CFS and farm fire unit crews will be on scene to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.


2019-11-18 Ali Martin