Rain helps firefighters in Murray Sunset National Park

HIGH humidity and rainy conditions have helped bring three fires under control in Murray Sunset National Park.

The fires – one south-west of Werrimull, and two north-west of Murrayville – broke out on Friday following a number of lightning strikes, with windy conditions causing them to spread, according to Forest Fire Management incident controller Nathan Christian.

“The initial two fires were both about 500 hectares each and the third one, near Werrimull, we were able to helicopter crews in and bomb the fire on Saturday, so we got on top of it relatively quickly and it only managed to spread to five hectares,” Mr Christian said.

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