A private burn carried out over the weekend came back to life Thursday with Dunsborough and Rural brigades called out to extinguish it.
The fire, although out on the surface, had continued to smoulder underground until midday Thursday when it erupted. The 4.4 with Allan, Andy, Rob and Steveo and the Light Tanker with Emma and Tony turned up. It was decided by FCO Fish that due to the possibility of the fire reigniting again, it was best to burn the whole block. So the crews spent time clearing around trees, stumps and fallen logs. The unburnt areas were ignited and over the next two hours the fire was monitored, trees were protected and it was eventually blacked out. A variable wind picked up from time to time, keeping everyone on alert. The whole operation took three hours.