Thursday, January 30, 2014

Australia Day Fire on the Murrumbidgee

On the morning of Australia Day crews were called out to a fire started by an unattended campfire in the Murrumbidgee corridor behind the Fairvale property on the Cotter Road.

The first arriving firefighters included volunteers and Parks brigade members who were on their way home from the second deployment to the Tumut fires.

Crews worked in steep, craggy country with handtools, portable pumps and the help of aviation to knock down the fire and start blacking out. Relief crews from Gungahlin helped out the Rivers, Molonglo and Parks crews who had worked throughout the day blacking out the fire.

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