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District 16 ask for vigilance despite a relatively quite summer | The Ararat Advertiser




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Fire fighting staff are relieved that an uncharacteristically uneventful summer has coincided with COVID-19. Country Fire Authority District 16 encompasses Ararat, Stawell, Halls Gap, Pomonal, Willaura, and Beaufort. District commander Ian Morley said the summer had seen far fewer fires in the region than usual. “The fire season in District 16 has been relatively quiet,” he said. READ MORE: “We’ve had no major fires of any type: grass or scrub, vehicle or structural. “Grass fires and fires during the harvesting season have been relatively quickly brought under control with limited damage. “We’ve had no outside requests of support to any major fire activity anywhere else in…

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