Fire effort thanked
My wife and I were walking around Nickol the other night and noticed a large pall of smoke coming from a street quite near our house.
We went to investigate and found a property alight.
Some of the neighbours had already called the fire brigade so a group of us waited and watched as the fire advanced.
The fire brigade arrived and they were most impressive.
Personnel in their yellow protective clothing rushed about the place — one scouted around the exterior of the house checking for injured people or animals, another was up a ladder to remove the fuse and kill power to the property and another ripped the lid off the fire main valve and installed the standpipe.
Hoses were run while others inspected the house as best they could.
Officers called to see if there was any person or animals trapped inside.
The hoses then sprung into action, quickly dousing the visible flames and soon operatives were inside the house putting out any residual fires and checking for structural integrity.
Meanwhile, an officer took notes and interviewed the bystanders to determine the cause of the fire. Sadly, the fire appears to have been deliberately lit and another public property has been destroyed, but it was rewarding to watch our volunteer fire brigade staff.