Fire-fighters from Riddells Creek & Macedon Ranges head north to NSW bushfires – 23/10/2013
As the NSW bushfire crisis intensified last week, fire-fighters from the Macedon Ranges answered the call for help. A CFA strike team comprising fire trucks and fire-fighters from District 2 (which includes Riddells Creek) headed for NSW on Friday and by Saturday, these crews were tasked with the role of back burning.
After battling the fires for three days, the initial CFA fire crews prepared to head home early this week and by Monday a fresh team of fire-fighters from Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Mt Macedon and Woodend flew to Sydney to take over.
Today’s dangerous weather conditions saw our local fire-fighters positioned at Hartley Vale, near Lithgow, on stand by to protect life and property. It’s expected that this crew will return home on Friday.