05 February 2011

Prescribed burn update 00:30

Good morning everyone,
Firefighters successfully completed the small prescribed burn at Blaxland late in the evening and have now finished blacking-out the area, ensuring that the area is safe ahead of the hot weather predicted for Saturday.
Firefighters and officers will remain in attendance throughout the night and rest of today to ensure there is no chance of any reignition.
Some calls were recieved from residents yesterday afternoon complaining about smoke in the area, however as most of these were recieved in the hour prior to this burn being commenced, additional personnel were dispatched to inspect the area from East Blaxland to Mt Riverview.
No fire or smoke was found and investigating firefighters were unable to ascertain the cause of this smell.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for their assistance and support during this operation.