EMERGENCY crews contained a scrub fire that burned eight hectares of land near Minimay on Tuesday night.
Country Fire Authority District 17 duty officer Peter Lucas said crews were called to the thick timber scrub fire located about 10 kilometeres south of Minimay at 5.45pm.
"It was a joint operation between the CFA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, with six CFA vehicles in attendance," he said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Mr Lucas said CFA resources were tested because another fire near Charam was happening at the same time.
"To have two fires in the same vicinity at the same time was testing. We were lucky that we were able to jump on both quickly," he said.
"Just because it's nearly May, the fuel is still dry and the public needs to be extremely cautious when burning off or using machinery. It's concerning how many fires we're still getting even after the season has been cancelled."
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