Rookies hit the road

donny1-17Two new members of the brigade got to practice their new fire fighting skills Friday. Ross Miller and Murray Penter joined old hands Andy and Steveo in relieving the Dunsborough 4.4 crew at a fire near Donnybrook.

They left by bus at 6am and spent the day blacking out and assisting in putting out hot spots in the tree tops. In doing so, they managed to save a number of old trees from being felled. They were working around Hetherington Road, between Boyanup and Donnybrook.

The fire was first reported Thursday and a number of farm buildings have been destroyed, although no homes are reported burnt.

The crew returned with the Dunsborough 4.4 at 7:30pm.