14 April 2009

posted Sep 29, 2009, 3:28 AM by Frank Dunstan
Luckily for this resident there were fire units within five minutes drive preparing to start a prescribed fuel reduction burn. Needless to say the burn was postponed until another day and this place was saved. There were other dwellings nearby just as overgrown.

Some people ask why we bother to save these places. The simple answer is that as volunteers we should be non judgemental and protect any property provided that we don't put ourselves in danger. Luckily, a lot of the grass is still green and we were in the area. Had a fire ocurred  three months later when the grass would be fully cured it would be a completely different story.