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  • Leonardo Puglisi

6 News cameras capture grassfire next to highway near NSW-Victoria border

The fire has been been marked under control.

6 News cameras have captured a grass fire right next to the Hume Highway near the New South Wales-Victoria border.


The fire was in the northeast Victorian town of Chiltern, between Wangaratta and Wodonga, and was listed by authorities as 'not under control' at around 10:45am local time.


It's understood there was no immediate threat to residents, but locals have been urged to stay alert amid high temperatures.


Just before 11:20am AEDT, the fire was marked as under control.

Only days ago, a mechanical fault on a freight train sparked a grassfire along the same highway at Albury, leading to a Watch and Act warning being issued.


Wodonga reached a high of 36 degrees today, while it was 37 down in Melbourne.


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