Yinnar South grass fire treated as suspicious

A grass fire in Yinnar South yesterday is being treated as suspicious, although the cause of the blaze remains unknown.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fire, which started along Walshs Road near Jumbuk Road about 10.45am.

Country Fire Authority members extinguished the fire after grass along the road and in a nearby paddock was burnt.

Police are urging anyone with information to phone Crime Stoppers on

1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at


Car impounded

A 46 year-old Traralgon man allegedly clocked driving at 191 kilometres per hour near Toongabbie has had his car impounded.

He is also expected to be charged on summons with dangerous speed, and his car will be impounded for 30 days.

Heyfield police detected the Holden vehicle travelling north along Traralgon Maffra Road about 8.15pm on Saturday.

They were performing duties under Operation Roadwise, asking people to slow down, not drink or take drugs, turn off their mobile phones, use seatbelts and take regular breaks.

The state-wide operation runs until 3 January.