Epping grassfire hits city fringe
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Epping grassfire hits city fringe

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Photos from The Age photographers and readers of the grassfire which raged out of control at Epping on Monday.

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A water bomber fights the Epping grassfire.Photo: Jason South

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The grassfire rages at Epping as a water bomber flies overhead.Photo: Joe Armao

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A helicopter water bombs the grassfire.Photo: Jason South

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Helicopter water bombs a grassfire threatening houses in Wollert.Photo: Jason South

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Kangaroo's watch a helicopter water bomb a grassfire in Wollert.Photo: Jason South

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A helicopter water bombs a grassfire threatening houses in Wollert.Photo: Jason South

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Helicopter wate rbombs a grassfire threatening houses in Wollert.Photo: Jason South

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Grassfire in Epping.Photo: Jason South

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A grassfire threatens houses in Wollert.Photo: Jason South

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A man and woman embrace as they meet on Craigieburn Road while waiting to get back to their homes, which had been blocked off by the grassfire.Photo: Jason South

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The grassfire rages at Epping.Photo: Joe Armao

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Firefighters battle the grassfire at Epping.Photo: Joe Armao

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A shed is left destroyed in the grassfire's wake.Photo: Channel Nine

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Reader Jacqui T snapped this photo in Lyndarum Drive, Epping about 4pm yesterday.Photo: Supplied

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Smoke rises above houses as a reader drives down High Street in Epping about 4pm in this image supplied by The Age reader Tanya.Photo: Supplied

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Reader Jacqui T took this image of the aftermath of the fire at Lyndarum at 7pm on Monday.

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Peter Garner helped save his neighbours' home.Photo: Penny Stephens

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Colleen Simon and Hoani te Waka survey the damage in the paddock behind their house.Photo: Penny Stephens

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A policeman keeps watch at the spot where the fire is believed to have started.Photo: Penny Stephens

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Reader Lennon Rowe sent us this image, writing: "Facing north, this photo was taken today [Monday] at 3.30pm on Scanlon Dr. Epping, which runs parallel to the Hume Fwy, perpendicular to Cooper St. We were evacuated by the CFA moments later, stating that the fire front was possibly only 15 minutes away."Photo: Supplied

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Reader Max Garner sent us this image of the Epping grassfire.Photo: Supplied

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Reader Geoff England took this image from his home in Lyndarum Estate, Epping North yesterday afternoon.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Iain Bargess-Peters sent us this image, taken near Houston Street, Epping.Photo: Supplied

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Reader Bijal Palmer snapped this photo from his home at Lyndarum Estate.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Roger Liang took this photo of the grassfire at Aurora Estate, Epping North.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Roger Liang took this photo of the grassfire at Aurora Estate, Epping North.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Roger Liang took this photo of the grassfire at Aurora Estate, Epping North.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Roger Liang took this photo of the grassfire at Aurora Estate, Epping North.Photo: Supplied

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The Age reader Roger Liang took this photo of the grassfire at Aurora Estate, Epping North.Photo: Supplied

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A helicopter water bombs the fire at Epping North. Picture supplied by The Age reader Roger Liang.Photo: Supplied

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A helicopter water bombs the fire at Epping North. Picture supplied by The Age reader Roger Liang.Photo: Supplied

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Reader Dr Nufail Khan sent this image, taken from his home at Mt Ridley, Craigieburn.Photo: Supplied

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A tree smoulders in the aftermath of the grassfire in this picture, taken from Lyndarum Estate, by reader Milena Schaedler.Photo: Supplied

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The aftermath of the grassfire at the Aurora Estate, Epping North. Image supplied by Roger Liang.Photo: Supplied

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The aftermath of the grassfire at the Aurora Estate, Epping North. Image supplied by Roger Liang.Photo: Supplied