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Fires quickly doused

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

A grass fire in Eyre Street was quickly put out on Monday. A grass fire in Eyre Street was quickly put out on Monday.

By Erica Visser

A fire in Argent Street which caused a large amount of smoke was easily put out on Monday.

The fire was caused by saw dust and was put out at around 3.25pm by local fire fighters.

“It was a small fire at the rear of a building that had undergone some renovations,” Station Officer Matt Hunter said.

“We extinguished it within a minute of being on the scene.

“There was plenty of smoke, it looked like it could’ve been fairly big but luckily it wasn’t.”

Meanwhile fire crews from the city’s South station attended a grass fire earlier in the day.

The fire in Eyre Street was on a vacant block of land and was quickly put out within minutes.

“A small amount of grass was alight, the crews from the Broken Hill South Fire Station were on the scene within one to two minutes and it was quickly extinguished,” SO Hunter said.

“The fire was on a block of land and it burnt up towards a fence.”

Local residents are warned to be careful during the fire season.

“Just be wary with smokers’ material and of naked flames.”

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