Blaze breaks out – Scrub fire threatens communities

FIERCE BLAZE: Smoke billows over the Princes Highway at Mumbannar near Dartmoor late yesterday afternoon as fire crews battle a blaze in nearby scrub. The highway was closed to traffic at around 3pm. Picture: TODD LEWIS

A BUSHFIRE burned out of control just across the Victorian border yesterday after a blaze that began in a shed at a timber mill on Palpara Settlement Road spread to scrub.

The fire started at around 1pm, 17km west of Dartmoor, however hot and windy conditions saw the blaze quickly spread in a south-easterly

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