A FIRE thought deliberately lit by young kids came dangerously close to Tatton homes on Sunday as fire crews fought the bushland blaze for close to two hours.
Three Fire and Rescue NSW crews and six Rural Fire Service crews responded to reports of a grass and bush fire near Buller Place, Tatton about 9am.
It took crews about 20 minutes to control the blaze, covering three quarters of a hectare, and a further hour to ensure no further break-outs.
Fire and Rescue NSW Turvey Park station officer, Justin Bentley, believed the fire to be deliberately lit.
Police attended the incident and questioned neighbours for assistance with their inquiries.
Investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, one Fire and Rescue crew from Turvey Park has been deployed to assist with an out-of-control fire near Wodonga.
The huge fire building west of the city was being fanned by strong north-easterly winds late Sunday afternoon.
About 30 Country Fire Authority units were tackling the fast-moving, out-of-control grass fire heading south-Barnawartha, with the potential spotfire zone covering Beechworth, Yackandandah and near Wodonga at lunchtime Sunday.
Traffic was being diverted off the Hume Highway from 2pm, while people from affacted areas were being evacuated into Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre.
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