Wattle Camp fire fighters tribute
SOUTH Burnett firefighters who attended to a large bush fire in Wattle Camp on August 30 were thanked in Queensland Parliament on Tuesday.
Nanango MP Deb Frecklington made the comments on Yellow Ribbon Day, a day commemorating the Rural Fire Brigade.
“We have already seen in this early part of the season some serious fires with crews kept busy in my patch from early September fighting major fires at Wattle Camp and Booie, Cherbourg, Taromeo, Blackbutt, Benarkin, Elgin Vale, Ballogie, Wondai, Nanango, Esk, Toogoolawah and Biarra,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“The Wattle Camp fires were particularly destructive and residents were evacuated. There are too many volunteers and personnel to thank, with over 22 Rural Fire Service crews involved, nine fire and rescue crews, 10 SES personnel, six QPS personnel and three QAS who were on site as well as several private contractors.
“These crews ensured there was no loss of infrastructure or life.”