Grass fire at Maffra

A SMALL grass fire accidentally broke out on a Maffra farmlet Wednesday night, as a father and son attempted to construct a firebreak.

The 23-year-old son was operating a ride on lawn mower, his 50-year-old father following behind on a tractor, when a build up of grass behind the machine ignited.

The pair attempted to extinguish flames using a nap-sack of fire equipment but the fire quickly got away from them.

Several CFA units were called to douse flames.