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Mockinya farmer flown to Alfred Hospital after shed fire


A Mockinya farmer, 40, has been flown to the Alfred hospital after receiving facial burns after trying to put out a shed fire on his property.

The fire started from a discarded cigarette butt and quickly got underway while the man was in his home cooking lunch.
When he returned he attempted to put the fire out and was burnt in the process.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics transported the man to Horsham aerodrome to await transfer to Melbourne

The damage from the fire according to onsite commander Peter Lucas was around one and half hectares with private units arriving immediately to assist and stop the fire from crossing the Henty Highway.

Two units from Brimpaen and one from Wonwondah and Laharum attended the scene with Mr Lucas commending the private units from arriving so quickly and assisting.

Mr Lucas went on to say the conditions are extremely dry and this is a warning people need to be extremely vigilant with cigarette buts and the fire precautions.

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Posted on Apr 16 2019

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