Messent Conservation Park fire - 1 December

Friday, December 1 at 4:50pm:

Yesterday (November 30) lightning strikes caused five separate fires in the Messent Conservation Park at Deepwater near Salt Creek in the Upper South East.

The fires were in difficult terrain for the nine CFS crews working with several Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources fire crews.

The fires joined together burning approximately 1000 hectares of land. However crews were able to contain the fire to the conservation park, meaning no private property was effected.

CFS crews were stood down overnight and the DEWNR crews will continue to monitor the fire.