Alectown blaze extinguished quickly

Alectown blaze extinguished quickly


Parkes Champion Post

Rural fire services from a number of different areas responded to a grass fire on a property near Alectown late this morning.

Seven RFS trucks from Parkes, Peak Hill, Alectown and Bogan Gate, as well as local fire fighting units rushed to the scene after a fire ignited in a barley crop being stripped by two headers.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but not before it had burnt out about 30 acres of stubble.

Fortunately it was stopped only metres before it reached scrub adjacent to the paddock.