October, traditionally the brigade’s busiest month, started on cue with a fire Monday morning.
An escaped ember from a small burning pile of cleared fallen branches started a fire in a large, dead tree. Fortunately a neighbour with a mobile water tank and the owner’s garden hose were able to keep the fire under control until the brigade’s 4.4 arrived.
Andy, Alan, Bevan, Mick and Tony spent about half an hour putting out the fire, high in the tree. Fish was incident controller.
Saturday night (after the footy!) the brigade was called out to a fire but John, Mike, Pete, Todd and Tony were stood down when it turned out to be a burning pile of cleared brush. FCOs Fish and Matt were on the scene for that one.