Local Rural Fire Services volunteers worked together to stop the spread of a grass fire in Pambula on Saturday, September 17.
The fire started around lunch time on the back of a property on Bega Street when a permitted pile burn got out of control.
When volunteers from Pambula Rural Fire Services arrived the fire was around six to seven metres in diametre however, a surge of wind soon saw the fire grow and forced the volunteers to call in back up from Merimbula RFS.
Advanced firefighter Jarrod Tilley said the fire was put out within an hour.
“It was a standard grass fire and the woman did the right thing by calling triple-0 as soon as she realised she had lost control and the fire had gotten bigger than she had planned,” he said.
Overall there were four RFS vehicles involved and 10 local firefighters, four from Pambula RFS and six from Merimbula RFS.
Pambula residents praised the quick work of the local fire fighters.
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