Spontaneous combustion leads to fire in Rosedale

A PILE of grass clipping spontaneously combusted in a paddock on the Rosedale-Longford Rd on Sunday afternoon.

A water-bombing helicopter was called to the scene around 2pm, as the fire was threatening the rail line.

One train service was delayed as sleepers caught alight, but the fire was quickly brought under control.

Police said that this was a good reminder about being aware of the weather conditions, with hot weather expected this week.