Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted March 02, 2020
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Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens said the Waihi Fire & Rescue Service attended six calls over the last week. The first was last Tuesday 25 February when they took their tanker to Plummers Point for a fire in a garden centre shed where they processed bark. The shed was damaged but still standing Moe said.
On Wednesday 26 February they had two callouts.The first was at 12.15 am to assist an ambulance in the Karangahake Gorge.As the road was closed for road maintenance and they couldn’t get through they had to return to base while the Paeroa Fire Service attended.
Then at 2.45 pm on Wednesday they were called to Pukekauri Rd where a shelterbelt had caught alight. The property owners luckily were nearby and had managed to put it out. The fire service covered the area with foam to make sure everything was extinguished.
On Saturday 29 February the siren went off at 11.15 pm when a fire was reported in Galbraith St. By the time they got there, there was no sign of a fire so the Waihi Fire & Rescue Service returned to the station. It’s believed those responsible had put the fire out when they heard the siren go off.Just a few hours later on Sunday March 1 at 1.15 am they were called out again. This time it was to assist Whangamata Fire and Rescue with some mangroves that were set alight just by the estuary causeway, which they helped put out.And later at 4.45 pm on Sunday March 1 they went to Waihi Beach to assist the ambulance.
Moe and Brian Gentil also reminded listeners that there’s still a total fire ban covering the whole North Island at the moment.
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