Lightning starts a number of blazes


Today has started busy following last nights storm with four incidents so far starting with wires arcing at Yeoval last night and then lightning strike fires at Moorbel, Springside and Red Hill this morning.

Late yesterday Wattamondara and the Cat 6 at Waugoola responded to a 2ha grass fire off Broula Road Cowra ignited by lightning.

Woodstock crews also attended and assisted with a serious MVA on the Mid Western Hwy which was closed for some time

We expect more smoke will become visible as the day warms. We also expect that a lightning detection flight will be undertaken across the Region today.

The breadth of lightning is shown in the image below.

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Photos are from the Waldegrave Roadside fire at Springside sent to us from Captain Gordon Visman where lightning has struck the fence. Great detective work to find the melted piece of barb.

Inspector Brett Bowden

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