Brave volunteers praised for fighting fierce blaze

COUNTRY Fire Service (CFS) firefighters from across the Upper South East and beyond have been applauded for their courage shown to contain a devastating bushfire, which destroyed four houses in Sherwood on Saturday.

The fierce blaze tore through 12,000 hectares north of Bordertown on Saturday afternoon as more than 150 firefighters worked tirelessly to bring the out-of-control bushfire under control.

CFS Region 5 Regional Commander John Probert said the volunteers did an amazing job to bring the fire under control in catastrophic conditions.

“First and foremost, we are incredibly sorry that four homes were lost and a lot of stock and our thoughts

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