Grass and shed fire at Field - 27 December 2020

At approximately 4am this morning, Sunday 27 December, CFS crews were alerted to a grass fire in Field located west of Tintinara.

It is believed the fire which started in a paddock burnt approximately 30 hectares of land and spread to a nearby hayshed causing it to become fully involved. 

Two CFS trucks and a local Farm Firefighting Unit responded and were able to contain the fire before it could spread any further, however the hayshed was completely destroyed. 

The grass fire continues to burn within control lines and it is expected the hayshed fire will continue to burn for some time.

Approximate dollar assessment of damages is $180,000. 

It is believed the cause of the initial grass fire was a lightning strike.

CFS crews remain at the scene and there is no ongoing threat to the community. 

2020-12-27 Danielle Blanch