Tree fire spreads

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Police are investigating a fire they believe was deliberately lit in west Deniliquin on Wednesday.

Embers from a blaze which was started in a tree in Sloane St sparked a fire in a nearby paddock about 5.30pm. The fire then ripped through the paddock to the fenceline of a Taabinga Crt home.

When firefighters arrived, residents from the surrounding properties were seen using garden hoses in an effort to prevent the fire spreading further.

Using the fire tankers, the blaze was completely extinguished in 10 minutes.