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Gold FM Fire Call Out

Posted May 04, 2020
Emergency Services , Podcasts

Waihi Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens said they’d had a quieter week with just four call outs when Brian Gentil caught up with him.

The first was last Tuesday April 28 when they were called to a rubbish fire in Pukekauri Rd Waikino, where it got out of hand, racing up a bank and into a stand of Eucalyptus trees. Luckily the fire crew got there in quick smart time to rescue the trees.

Moe told Brian Gentil the next call was on the same day when they helped with the rescue helicopter landing at Morgan Park to assist a medical situation.

On Thursday April 30 they headed into the Karangahake Gorge after a trailer got loose from a truck and landed in the river. There were cattle on board and it caused State highway 2 to be closed for several hours while the cows were recovered and the trailer lifted back on to the road. Police are investigating the cause.

And their last call out was to a fire in the backyard of a house in Galbraith Street. The person had cut some small trees down and was burning them. Being green they caused a bit of smoke which was called in to the fire and rescue service.

Moe mentioned that although people are allowed fires now they would appreciate it if you held off while we are in Covid-19 Alert Level 3 as it means all their team has to come out of their bubbles, endangering themselves and the others in their bubbles. A little common sense would be appreciated.