Flat out firies

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - by JOHN RYAN

TWO sep­a­rate joint fire­fight­ing op­er­a­tions between Fire and Res­cue NSW (FRNSW) and NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice (RFS) kept firies in and around Dubbo busy over the nights of Oc­to­ber 9 and 10.

Early evening on Oc­to­ber 9, fire­fight­ers were called to re­ports of an ex­plo­sion and fire at Devil’s El­bow on the river.

A large area of grass and a num­ber of trees were on fire when fire­fight­ers from both ser­vices ar­rived.

Six Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice tankers were re­quired to as­sist Fire Res­cue NSW fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guish the blaze, with the fire be­lieved to have been started from fire­works.

In the early hours of Oc­to­ber 10, NSW Fire and Res­cue Dubbo Sta­tion re­sponded to as­sist the RFS ex­tin­guish a house fire near Fir­grove.

Four oc­cu­pants of the house were awo­ken by smoke alarms and safely evac­u­ated. Paramedics as­sessed the oc­cu­pants.

No one was in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent. The fire was con­tained to the room of ori­gin.

Fire­fight­ers have again is­sued the mes­sage that smoke alarms save lives.

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