Hay shed engulfed by fire, people advised to avoid highway

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It took five CFA vehicles and almost one and a half hours to take control of a shed fire on the corner of Coffeys Lane and the Sunraysia Highway in Avoca.

A CFA spokesperson said emergencies services were called about 4.35am on Tuesday to attend the fire, with the shed, which had hay bales inside, fully alight by the time crews arrived. 

The fire covered an area of 60 by 25 metres, with the fire under control at 6.03am.

The CFA spokesperson said there did not appear to be any injuries, while the cause of the fire was not yet known. 

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