Grass fire behind Albury homes

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ONE hectare of grass that led to homes was burnt by fire this morning.

It took three firefighter crews about 30 minutes to control the blaze, which broke out behind Schubach Street homes about 3.40am.

One crew was on stand-by near the houses, which had long grass between them and blaze.

No homes were damaged but several beehives were destroyed.

Albury Civic fire station captain John Vandeven said the fire could have been worse.

“We were a little bit lucky in that at this stage the grass has a little bit of under-growth, so it burnt relatively slowly,” he said.

The cause of the fire is not yet know, but Mr Vandeven said there was nothing obvious at the scene to cause suspicion. 

“Albury is surrounded by bushland so with temperatures getting really high, everyone needs to be vigilant and have a fire plan in place.”

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