West Wyalong fire now 'contained'

A FIRE which ripped through more than 5500 hectares near West Wyalong has finally been brought under control.

The blaze, which killed 600 sheep, destroyed $500,000 worth of crops and claimed numerous fences and a shearing shed, was deemed “contained” at 11pm on Thursday night.

It is believed the fire was sparked by machinery at a North Yalgogrin property.

The RFS has warned this weekend’s hot and blustery conditions meant further flare-ups were possible in the Riverina.


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