Haystack fire in Tongala

By Riverine Herald

ABOUT 600 hay bales are burning on the side of the road in Tongala.

CFA district 20 commander Michael Masters said 11 brigades were called to the blaze at the KyValley Dairy property on Day Rd about 1.30pm.

‘‘It was caused by earthmoving equipment that has run into adjoining square hay bales,’’ he said.

‘‘It will be burning for some days yet.

‘‘Firefighters are still on scene to ensure the fire doesn’t spread to adjoining silage stacks east of where its burning. There are westerly winds pushing the embers into the stacks so we want to make sure they don’t catch fire.’’