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Crews Remain On-Scene as Threat from Pinery FIre Reduces


The threat from the Pinery Fire has now reduced but smoke will be visible and crews will continue to work on the fire ground in coming days.

On Wednesday the 25th of November the Pinery Fire devastated more than 82,000 hectares, impacting lives and property across the state's Mid-North.

CFS State Coordinator Yvette Dowling says the community should remain aware emergency service vehicles will continue to be active in the area.

"Motorists are reminded of the 25 kilometres per hour speed limit around all operational emergency service vehicles and be mindful these vehicles may be present on less frequented roads throughout the region."

"There will still be hazards across the fire ground such as smoke and dust which may also impact visibility for motorists."

Ms Dowling commended the work of the volunteers and farm fire units throughout the duration of the incident.

"Hundreds of volunteers across the state attended this fire and many more were active in support roles and their work as always was exemplary," she said.

"We also had more than 200 volunteers from Victoria come over and contribute which has been greatly appreciated.

"Much of the work continues and we will focus on extinguishing hotspots and any flare ups, the community is asked to dial 000 if any unattended fire is spotted."

More information on bushfires can be found on the CFS website

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