Murray River grass hearth beneath management as SES continues clean-up after wild winds hit Melbourne

A grass hearth in Victoria’s far north-west close to the Murray River has been introduced beneath management after forcing the evacuation of campers and burning greater than 17 hectares on Sunday.

The bushfire was burning seven kilometres south-west of Robinvale, 90 kilometres south-east of Mildura, and travelling in a north-easterly path at Gadsen Bend within the proposed Murray River Park on Monday morning.

Nonetheless, it was formally declared beneath management by Forest Fireplace Administration at about 9.40am on Monday.

Whereas residents of Gadsen Bend, Glad Valley and Robinvale have been advised on Monday there was no rapid risk to them from the grass hearth, VicEmergency stated they need to proceed to remain knowledgeable and monitor situations.