Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted March 17, 2020
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There were five call outs for the Waihi Fire & Rescue Service over the last week that Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens brought us up to speed with.
Last Wednesday 1 March they were called to a smoke alarm in Symonds St Waihi. It appears it may have had a fault as there were no problems on inspection by the crew.
On Friday 13 March the service responded to two callouts. The first was just before 2 pm when they attended a large shed on a farm that had ignited. The people had lit a drum on fire and gone inside to have a snooze. They were awakened by a car driving up their driveway tooting their horn to alert them. The shed was a write-off along with a late model ute and a lot of farm implements.
Then at 6 pm on the same day the Waihi firefighters attended another rubbish fire in Savage Rd Waihi, which they extinguished.
The total fire ban is still in place Moe reminded listeners.
On Saturday 14 March the siren went off at 1.30 pm and it was off to Waihi Beach where a child had climbed up and set off the fire alarm at the old church camp on Seaforth Rd.
As they headed home from that job at about 2 pm they were diverted to Waitekauri Rd where there had been a report of a fire in the roof of a house. On arriving they inspected the roof, removing some of it, and made sure it was safe. They’re not sure how the fire started at this stage.
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