On Friday 21 several firefighters from Hastings Fire Brigade were deployed to the fire at Hazelwood mine to work during the night.
Firefighters met at Moorooduc fire station for transport and left at 5pm, arriving at Hazelwood around 7pm for dinner before being deployed into the mine itself. Truck mounted monitors were used on the walls of the mine to extinguish the fires, with on board water only lasting for a few minutes before the trucks were required to fill up again. Several tanks of water were used before firefighters were requested to return to the staging area for health checks.
Hastings Fire Brigade again took part in the Western Port Festival, marching in the parade where we were awarded “Best Display From A Volunteer Group”. Later on, several of the dogs from Greyhound Safety Net Inc, who also took part in the parade, came and investigated our trucks.
It is advised that restrictions on the lighting of fires as provided under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, have been imposed in the Mornington Peninsula Shire from:
0100 hours on Monday 27 January, 2014 until 0100 hours on Thursday 1 May, 2014 (unless extended or curtailed in the meantime).
On January 18 the Mornington Peninsula Shire will conduct a Fire walk and Talk through the Kings Creek Bushland Reserve. The Walk and Talk is to promote awareness of the area and is open for all residents to attend if they wish to.