Abbeyard Fire a volatile battleground of flames

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FIRE’S EDGE: Carboor CFA Brigade members Robin Box (left) and Harry Bussell standing on a section of containment line bulldozed by highly skilled emergency personnel. PHOTO: Steve Kelly

FIRE crews were still last night fighting to contain the Abbeyard fire at Carboor’s Mt Emu from running into Edi Upper in what local CFA members say is a “precarious situation”.

Firefighters have been dealing with the unusual southerly winds at night and with very low humidity it makes for a tricky job to contain the blaze on the fire front.

Carboor Fire Brigade member and Wangaratta south ward councillor Harry Bussell was working on the fire ground yesterday and he was worried about it getting out of containment lines last night.

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