Flat out firies
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.