Friday, April 29, 2011

HR Burn at Attunga Point

Crews from Rivers, Tidbinbilla and Guises Creek carried out an HR Burn today on Attunga Point which is just near the yacht club on Lake Burley Griffin. Although it was only a small burn, it burnt really well which just goes to show that even at this time of year a grass fire could easily take off under the right conditions. The burn was done for the National Capital Authority with Group Officers Peter Beutel and Pat Barling on hand to provide advice and mentoring for the crews.

We are looking forward to a bigger burn next week on Stirling Ridge which is also being done by RFS volunteers next weekend. Here are a few shots from the Attunga Point burn:

Group Officers Peter Beutel and Pat Barling ....mmmm...this could be the next caption competition photo!

The fire burnt really well

Crews enjoyed the opportunity to get some hands-on action

driptorch fun

No so much fun - dragging hoses up hill!

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