King Valley fire

6 March 2018, Mr McCurdy (Ovens Valley) I want to put on record my sincere thanks to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) firefighters from Ovens Valley and the surrounding areas who contributed to fighting the out-of-control fire which started on Boggy Creek Road last week.

The King Valley, as many of you know, is fertile farming land with prime winegrowing and beef and dairy production.The recent fire burned for in excess of five days and required constant attention and ongoing supervision.

It is so comforting to know that our men and women in the CFA and our other emergency services are ready and willing to protect our families and our assets.

I called in to offer my support to the Moyhu CFA station, where volunteers from Bobinawarrah, Carboor, Whitfield and many, many other country communities had gathered before the next assault on the fire. Thanks to all of our volunteers.

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