Northcliffe: 4.4 Fights on Without Us

The latest Yals Rural crew returned Thursday morning, leaving the truck in the capable hands of a Dunsborough crew.. Thanks go to David for bringing the crews together. Also thanks to Dunsborough’s Mal Ballard for his driving, hose and winder-fixing skills, although we won’t hold him responsbile for the long term life of the winder.

Credit: D. Kirsop, Artist and Volunteer Firey

Credit: D. Kirsop, Artist and Volunteer Firey

So far there have been five crews sent from the brigade and we’re looking forward to the return of the 4.4 which needs some TLC.

Crew Swap Wednesday PM-Fire in Distance

Crew Swap Wednesday PM-Fire in Distance

The crews have mainly been used in blacking out, putting out fires in already burnt areas. Wednesaday night’s crew had to deal with a number of huge Karri trees burning through their core.

Blacking Out   Credit: M Ballard, Expert at Many Things and Volunteer Firey

Blacking Out Credit: M Ballard, Expert at Many Things and Volunteer Firey

The fire has burnt over 80,000 hectares of bushland and has a perimeter of more than 240km. There are over 200 firefighters on the scene at any one time. It is anticipated there will be ongoing regular Yallingup crew shifts going to the fire.

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Credit: M. Palmer Statistician and Volunteer Firey

 

The fire now stretches from the edge of Windy Harbour to east of the South West Highway.

Tired and Battered 4.4  Credit: D. Gardener, IT Engineer and Volunteer Firey

Tired and Battered 4.4 Credit: D. Gardener, IT Engineer and Volunteer Firey

 

View from Roberston Rd. Thursday Morning

View from Roberston Rd. Thursday Morning

 

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