Hay fire at Hart - November 3

Friday, November 3 at 7.40am:

Just before 6am this morning CFS crews were called to a fire in a hay shed at McEwin Road, Hart, near Blyth in the Mid North.

On arrival the firefighters found the shed fully involved with fire.

There are currently six CFS appliances on site monitoring the fire to ensure it does not spread.

It is expected that the fire will burn for several days creating large amounts of smoke in the area.

The estimated damage bill at this stage is between $500,000 and $700,000.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown but likely to be spontaneous combustion.


2017-11-03 Ali Martin