Hay Shed Fire Causes $80,000 Damage in Bowmans - 26 December 2021


At 04h00AM on Boxing Day, 26 December 2021, CFS crews were alerted to a fire in a hay shed near Bowmans between Port Wakefield and Balaklava.

CFS firefighters responded with 9 Tankers and 1 Bulk Water Carrier throughout the day to deal with the fire. Due to the long duration of the incident, CFS firefighters changed crews during the day.

In order to stop the fire from spreading, CFS firefighters conducted a controlled burn in a stubble paddock. Machines were also used to spread out the hay bales to minimise damage.

Approximately 250 bales of hay were saved from the fire.

CFS crews will continue to monitor the scene over the coming days.

2021-12-26 Donovan Du Plooy