LOCAL fire crews have worked together to bring a large grass fire near the banks of the Namoi River under control.
Gunnedah Fire and Rescue 314 and Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews were called to the scene near the Kamilaroi Highway at the western end of Gunnedah at 11.45am on Tuesday.
Gunnedah Fire and Rescue, Deputy Captain, Andrew Johns said once at the scene, crews found a large grass fire burning on a number of fronts.
“Large amounts of smoke was observed on approach to the scene,” Deputy Captain Johns said.
“An area of five hectares was ablaze on a number of fronts.”
The Gunnedah firefighter said a team effort between both Fire and Rescue and RFS crews was crucial to bringing the fire under control.
“The Davey Pump was used to extinguish the main fire fonts,” Deputy Captain Johns said.
“Our friends from RFS were quickly on scene and got to work.
“Great co-operation between the two fire services ensured the fire was quickly brought under control without loss of stock or property.”
Deputy Captain Johns said Tuesday’s incident was a timely reminder for locals to be fire ready.
“This is another opportunity to remind the community that the dry conditions and warm days make fires thrive,” he said.
“So please be careful and report any fires as quickly as possible.”
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