June 2019

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The Restricted Burning Period was extended until June 14, though later rescinded after some decent rain.  Oddly enough on June 6 there was a fire danger rating of very high so no burning was permitted for that day as well as the evening even with a permit. We were very lucky that day, no so in others areas, here is the video report by the Commissioner.

Fires

Late one evening Sawyers Valley was called to assist Chidlow VBFB at a bushfire resulting from an unattended burn, during the restricted period.  A large area was found to be burning, evidently since earlier in the day.  Access proved to be difficult, and a front-end loader was brought in to cut a break.

On the very high fire danger day, we turned out to a report of illegal fire in Mundaring, convincing the owner to extinguish the fire.

Lastly, we attended a car fire near Stonehouse Loop along the Great Eastern Highway, assisting Mundaring. 

Training

Thank you to Mundaring for inviting us to an evening joint training exercise.  We able to have lots of fun with hydrants, pumps and hoses, learning useful skills for vehicle and property fires.