THE Victoria Valley fire has burned more than 14,000 hectares but has turned away from houses and properties in the valley.
Attention has now turned to the western range of the valley, with concerns that the fire could spread across the range and impact communities at Glenisa, Woohlpooer and Mooralla.
At the time of publication, the CFA had contained some of the fires on the range and downgraded its alerts from ‘emergency’ to ‘watch and act’.
The CFA still believed that fire could reach Glenisa by 10am yesterday.
A CFA spokeswoman said she could not confirm whether the fire had burned across the top of the range or if embers had blown across it.
“The fire on the eastern side of the valley has died down but 68 firefighters spent the night battling the fire at Harrop Track, which is still out of control,” the spokeswoman said.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 21, 2013