Bad Bushfire Conditions on the Way

Reinforcements have been brought in to help keep a bushfire in Coles, south of Lucindale, from flaring up ahead of tough weather conditions.

Country Fire Service (CFS) first attended the blaze on Wednesday afternoon, with support from farm fire units and forest industry crews.

In a large-scale effort, 165 firefighters, 40 trucks and nine aircraft were working to contain the fire.

At time of print the fire had burnt through 2300 hectares of land, which included mostly blue gum plantation, with no reported property or stock losses.

CFS Region 5 commander John Probert said on yesterday there was not yet control lines around the fire due to “problematic” sections of land, and spot fires could be a problem in the coming days.

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