Busy day for Pearl Beach brigade
A firecall in the middle of the night for a car fire at Warrah Trig, a backyard fire in McEvoy Rd, a day of bush firefighter training for new members, and an afternoon with the Pearl Beach Progress Association.
That was the day for members of the Pearl Beach fire brigade on Saturday, November 18.
Overnight, the brigade, together with the Patonga Volunteer Rural Bush Fire Brigade, was called out for a car fire in the Warrah Trig carpark.
This fire was initially spotted by a keen-eyed resident of Daleys Point, over five kilometres away.
The crews were backed up by Fire and Rescue NSW Station 340 Umina which was quickly on scene to contain and suppress the fire.
The additional water carried on the Rural Fire Service tankers was used to further cool the wreck and reduce the risk of fire spreading.
Luckily, the weather was cool, with high humidity, no wind and a bit of drizzle.
During the day, when the crew was returning from refuelling our truck, they spotted smoke near the Ocean Beach Rd-West St roundabout.
With further investigation, it was found that the smoke was coming from McEvoy Rd where they found a backyard fire.
The Pearl Beach crew deployed hoses and commenced suppression of the fire.
They were joined on the scene a short time later by a Umina Fire and Rescue NSW Station crew, who took over control of the incident and went to work and extinguished the fire.
Social media, 18 Nov 2023
Pearl Beach Brigade, NSW RFS