Ru­ral fire theft

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THIEVES have shown dis­re­gard for the safety of the com­mu­nity af­ter drain­ing the fuel from equip­ment vi­tal to the Gre­gory River Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice. Vol­un­teer Mike Hether­ing­ton said he went to re­trieve the mo­bile ex­tin­guisher from a shed on his prop­erty last week only to find it empty of fuel and with two D-links miss­ing. “It hasn’t cost very much to re­place but if we had needed to use it in an emer­gency, it could put peo­ple in danger,” he said. “If it was (the thieves’) house we were pro­tect­ing, they’d be in trou­ble.” The Gre­gory River firies re­ceived a grant from the Com­mu­nity Gam­bling Fund this month which will help cover the cost of re­place­ment.

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