January 12, 2014
Multiple fire units and police are on site at a large fire burning in the Cloyna area this afternoon.
The fire – in grassland and bushland – has already burned out about 50ha.
An Emergency Services spokesperson said at least four properties are currently (3:20pm) under threat from the flames.
A dozer is being used to help build containment lines to protect houses and sheds.
The fire, which began about 1:30pm, is burning in the area of Bicks Road and Wilsons Road.
UPDATE 6:15pm: Five rural fire crews and two urban crews had the fire contained by 4:15pm.
No property was lost. Firefighters are now beginning to leave the scene although some “mopping up” is still taking place.