Mulwala grass fire sparks evacuations

UPDATE 3pm: A FIRE in a camping area at Mulwala has been contained.

Albury Rural Fire Service acting Inspector Charles Anderson says the fire, which has burnt about five hectares, is almost controlled.

He said heavy timber up-rooted from the March tornado is alight and it will take time for firefighters to put out.

A handful of campers were evacuated from the area as a precaution

A cause is yet to be determined.

Seven fire trucks and about 20 firefighters are on scene.

He said there is no threat to property at this stage.

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