Brigade back in action

The brigade was back fighting fires this weekend after a break of almost three months.

Sunday, Carlo and Emma in the Light Tanker assisted crews from Hithergreen and Acton Park and DPAW in a fire off Tutunup Road, east of Busselton. They were later joined by trucks from Eagle Bay and Wilyabrup. The area’s 12.2 water tanker was also there.

They left the shed at 6:30, returning around 4:30 after spending a day patrolling the area south of Tutunaup road, putting out hot spots and flare ups. The terrain was ironstone scrub, making it difficult to identify hot spots with the hot, dusty weather making conditions unpleasant.

Monday, the brigade’s 4.4 with Andy, Bevan, Ross and rookie Rob left the shed at 7:15. They spent the day patrolling the fireground, extinguishing any hotspots and ready in case the fire flared up as it had done in previous days.

The fire started Friday night and burnt 9 hectares.

Over the last three months the brigade has kept busy with regular training and equipment maintenance.

Postscript:  Alan Yardley was running the Busselton 12.2 for most of Saturday.  Apologies for the omission.