Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted May 25, 2020
It was another fairly busy week for Waihi Fire and Rescue with 6 call outs.
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens spoke with Brian Gentil, and mentioned the wind and wet driving conditions at the moment mean we need to drive to those conditions.
Last Monday they had three jobs.
The first was at 2.15 pm when they were called to Old Tauranga Rd after a report of smoke. It turned out to be a big fire on a farm, and was under control. No action was needed and they headed back to the station.
Then at 2.30 pm they were called out again, this time after Waihi Beach Fire and Rescue asked them to assist with their tanker. It ended up that it was another report about the same farm fire, this time from Athenree.
Then at 10 pm that same night they were called out to a medical assist with St John.
On Tuesday May 19 the siren went off at 11 am. This was to Moore St where smoke from a fire was drifting around the neighbourhood and causing a nuisance. The fire was put out.
That night at 8.30 pm a call came in to assist the Waihi Beach Volunteers crew again after a farm shed caught fire at Athenree. By the time they arrived it was well alight and couldn’t be saved. No-one was injured, Moe said.
And then on Sunday 24 May at 1 pm a call was answered to a motor vehicle crash just south of the Athenree turnoff on State Highway 2, near Bridgeman Lane where a car had rolled several times. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was uninjured luckily.
To listen to the full Fire Report … click play on our podcast link.