CFA firefighters respond to Rainbow stubble fire

A fire is burning in canola stubble along the Dimboola-Rainbow Road in Rainbow after a header caught fire this afternoon.

CFA firefighters respond to Rainbow stubble fire

Firefighters were called about 4.37pm.

Tankers and volunteer firefighters from Werrap, Jeparit, Kenmare, Pigick, Yaapeet and Rainbow have responded, supported by a forward command vehicle from the CFA Rainbow Group.

The fire is burning in a northerly direction and is not under control. It is estimated to have burned 80-100 hectares.

Five water-bombing aircraft are en route from Stawell airbase.

An incident control centre is being set up at CFA District 17 headquarters.

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