4.4 Goes to Gracetown

The 4.4 with 5 brigade members attended the Gracetown fire on Tuesday, January 24.  They headed down around 5pm and got back around 9:30. They spent most of the time mopping up around the boat ramp parking area.

According to FESA,  “Fifty volunteer Bush Fire Service and Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters from five brigades worked hard to contain the fire and reduce the threat to lives and homes in Gracetown.
Firefighters will remain on scene, mopping up and monitoring the area.

They were assisted by one helitac, two fixed wing water bombers and one aerial intelligence helicopter. Aerial support has been released.

The incident was reported at 3.50pm Tuesday 24 January 2012.” 

About 50 hectares were burnt.