Grass Fire Threatens Gippsland

There is a watch and act message in place for Woodside and surrounding areas.

The out of control grass fire at the South Gippsland Highway, Woodside, is travelling in a northerly direction.

The fire is burning on both sides of the highway near the former Omega Tower, Tucketts Track and Boundary Road.

UPDATE: The fire is now deemed safe and under control as an advice message has been issued.

The fire, allegedly sparked by a tractor bailing hay, is approximately 10 hectares in size and has destroyed the vehicle along with a shed and haystack.

The blaze proved difficult as the CFA crews that responded needed aerial assistance with water bombers dropping around a dozen loads of water.

CFA crews have brought the grass fire under control just before 3:30pm.

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