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CFA fed up with lack of control

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November 15, 2017

A CFA captain is outraged after being called to another fire caused by a burn-off in the Bamawm area.

A CFA captain is outraged after being called to another fire caused by a burn-off in the Bamawm area.

Four hectares of grassland, 72 hay bales and some private plantation were burnt in the blaze at Lowry Rd at Bamawm Extension on Monday.

Tankers from Bamawm Extension, Kotta and Lockington were called to the blaze at 12.08pm where they spent a couple of hours putting it out.

Bamawm Extension captain George Calleja said this was the 11th fire the brigade had attended in the past two weeks.

‘‘It’s getting beyond a joke. All I can say is thank God the restrictions are coming in on Friday. Landowners need to be vigilant. They don’t realise how dry it is and how easy a burn-off gets out of control.’’

Although now safe, hay bales are still smouldering.

‘‘The smoke will probably continue for a few days until it burns out,’’ Mr Calleja said.

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