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Out of control burn-off

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November 07, 2017

ABOUT 13 hectares of grassland was destroyed after an out of control burn-off at Lockington on Sunday.

ABOUT 13 hectares of grassland was destroyed after an out of control burn-off at Lockington on Sunday.

Tankers from Lockington, Bamawm, Tennyson, Pine Grove and Kotta were called to the fire at a property in Strathallan Rd about 5pm.

Lockington CFA captain Eric Bloomfield said it took 14 firefighters until about 8.30pm to control the fire.

‘‘It was pretty rough terrain which is why it took so long to bring under control,’’ he said.

Although fire restrictions have not come into force, Mr Bloomfield said landowners still needed to be careful when burning off.

‘‘Make sure you have enough water and check the conditions,’’ he said.

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