Wetland fire cause unknown

A SECTION of wetland next to Mildura Base Hospital caught alight yesterday afternoon with flames and a thick cloud of smoke billowing from the area alongside Ontario Avenue.

Two trucks from Mildura CFA attended after being called to the Bob Corbould Wetlands about 1.45pm and crews worked to douse the flames, which were only a few metres from the roadway.

Mildura CFA senior station officer Scott Gambino said investigations were under way into how the fire started however initial reports pointed to a possible power surge.

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