Fire season is far from losing momentum
THERE have been some days where the Woodlea Rural Fire Brigade has received multiple call-outs at the same time so far this season.
And according to the brigade’s first officer Jesse Russell, the large fires will continue until conditions drastically change.
“Without question, this fire season is no where near losing momentum,” he said.
“It’s absolutely vital people are vigilant when it comes to conducting hazard reduction burns and using electrical appliances outside such as welders and slashers.”
Members from the Woodlea RFB attended a vegetation fire at Ma Ma Creek on Saturday, with a section of the fire rendered inaccessible.
“Tricky terrain always poses a challenge for us, but we had some fantastic brigades working along side us to get the fire under control,” Mr Russell said.
Also attending the Ma Ma Creek fire were new recruits Patrick Mccarthy and Kristie Smith.
Ms Smith became a volunteer firefighter about three months ago, and has since been on a number of call outs.
“It was devastating because it’s people’s homes under threat,” she said.
“It was terrible hot and dry conditions.”
MISSION READY: Woodlea Rural Fire Brigade recruits Patrick Mccarthy and Kristie Smith.