Campfire escapes

Forest Fire operations officer Geoff Tyers.

Forest Fire operations officer Geoff Tyers.

FOREST Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) staff were busy at the weekend attending to fires caused by escaped campfires – an issue they say is out of control in Sunraysia. 

A campfire at Walshs Bend, Robinvale, on Saturday night spread to a large red gum tree and created a significant amount of smoke. 

“The tree was hollow so the fire took hold of it and engulfed it really quick,” an FFMVic spokesman said. 

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