LOCAL firefighters are reminding residents to stay safe when having backyard fires after they were called to an incident in Irymple on Monday night.
Crews from Mildura and Irymple fire brigades went to an address near Karadoc Avenue about 6.30pm after receiving reports of large flames threatening a backyard fence.
Irymple Fire Brigade captain Steve Elms said a group of people were enjoying a backyard bonfire which had got out of hand.
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