Mumballup Fire December 22

Christmas was heating up early for a couple of our boys, Mike and Andy, who set off on the 21st to Mumballup in the Yallingup Rural Light Tanker for a long hard day. The fire had started the day before, and, as seen from the above photos, there is no fire without smoke. It was the second day of the fire, and light tankers from sister brigades at Vasse, Rosa Brook and Dunsborough were also despatched for the vital tasks of strengthening containment lines, back burning and blacking out to prevent re-ignition.