Scrub Fire

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Scrub Fire

Category : Brigade News

Where: Hastings
When: 24 March 2013
Type: Grass and Scrub Fire

Appliances:

  • Hastings: Pumper, Tanker, Hazmat, FCV
  • Tyabb: Tanker 1

Other Agencies: Police

At 6:15pm on March 24, Hastings was paged to a report of a grass and scrub fire behind an estate. Crews responding could see smoke and upon arrival at the scene were confronted with a fire burning and growing larger in thick scrub.

While the two Tankers attempted to gain access to the area, Hastings Pumper set up near a hydrant and hose lines were quickly deployed. Crews managed to reach the fire and started to extinguish it, preventing it from reaching trees it was heading towards.

Crews were on scene for about two hours blacking out and making the area safe before departing. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.