Thomson Brook Fire

Thursday, 5th January 2023, the team from Yalling Rural attended the Thomson Brook Fire, SE of Donnybrook, as part of a combined Capes Task Force with appliances from Busselton / AMR. The task was to build containment lines which was a challenge due to steep terrain, 35+ temperatures and strong NE winds.
The Yallingup Rural crew was tasked to defend farm assets affected by uncontrolled ” hop overs” and spot fires with support from local BFS crews.

Brigade Captain Matt Muir discussing tactics with the Sector Commander and representatives from sister brigades.

The fire was at Emergency Level at the start of the day and then was downgraded to Watch and Act, setting it up for local crews to consolidate and make the area safe.
Captain Matt said that, considering the long hours on the fire ground and the working conditions, the crews did an incredible job of containing the fire.