Haystack catches fire

Clyde CFA responded to the hay fire.

By Brendan Rees

Firefighters battled a hay stack fire in Clyde on Tuesday 8 January.

Crews from Clyde, Tooradin and Cranbourne brigades were called to the Manks Road fire about 7.30am which was brought under control within 45 minutes.

A CFA spokesperson said it was believed the hay stack may have spontaneously combusted.

Twenty-five firefighters used six appliances to contain the fire which continued to burn until the afternoon.

In a Facebook post, Clyde CFA said a farm shed with farming equipment and bales of hay were engulfed in flames.

“CFA members wearing breathing apparatus combated the fire for about three hours until it was bought under control. Part of Manks Road was closed by police. No person was injured in the fire,” the post said.

An advice message was issued by Vic Emergency saying there was no threat to the community, and to keep the roads clear for emergency services to respond.

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