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Police investigating cause of lower south-east fire

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Police are investigating a fire which destroyed a large area of grass in the State’s lower south-east yesterday.

Just after 12.30pm on Monday 11 January, police and CFS crews were called to Avenue Range following reports of a large out of control grass fire which spread east towards Lucindale.

The blaze burnt into the township of Lucindale and at this time there has been no confirmed losses of houses or structures and assessments continue regarding damage resulting from the fire.

The fire was brought under control around 10pm following the ongoing efforts by CFS crews along with favourable weather conditions. About 17,000ha of grass was destroyed with significant losses to livestock and fencing.

CFS remain in the area in case of any…



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