Fire crews busy over weekend

Gatton Star - - News -

IT­WAS a busy weekend for lo­cal fire­fight­ers, with a num­ber of small blazes hav­ing to be ex­tin­guished.

Fire crews were called out to a grass fire in Gat­ton on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Five crews at­tended the blaze at 5.50pm, in­clud­ing two ru­ral units from Gran­tham and two ur­ban units from Gat­ton and Heli­don.

The fire burnt through about four acres of land be­hind the church on Mait­land St, Gat­ton.

Once un­der con­trol, fire­fight­ers then pro­ceeded to back­burn more land to cre­ate a safer con­trol area.

Crews were also called to a school fol­low­ing re­ports of smoke but this turned out to be a false alarm.

Later that night, at 11pm, fire­fight­ers were again called out to put out a small fire in the busi­nesses stor­age area.

There was min­i­mal dam­age caused by this fire.

PHOTO: TOM THREAD­ING­HAM

SATUR­DAY NIGHT: Fire crewswere kept busy con­tain­ing a grass fire in Gat­ton.

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