Shed fire destroys 15,000 hay bales

January 31, 2018

A HAY shed on Whinfield Rd, Pine Grove was destroyed by fire on Wednesday night.

The fire broke out at around 4.15pm with nine CFA appliances from Rochester, Lockington, Bamawm Extension, Kotta, Pine and Tennyson all attending. It took about 30 minutes to control the blaze, which was contained to the shed.

Smoke could be seen from as far as Echuca and Rochester.

Northern Campaspe Group group officer Thomas Harry said about 15,000 small hay bales were destroyed.

‘‘An unknown number of larger bales and two vehicles were also destroyed,’’ he said.

‘‘Water monitors were used to help bring down the fire with most brigades being on scene until 7pm.

‘‘The fire was monitored by crews overnight and will be monitored for some time.’’

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