Continuing the fire brigades theme, here are a number of photos taken at a bush fire in the Gretley Colliery area of Wallsend off Downie Lane. The fire was tucked away in a remote parcel of bushland and it took firecrews a little time to locate the seat of the fire.
When the fire was located, it was decided that a backburning operation would take place to minimise fuel available for further bushfire in this area.
It took a number of hours to eventually extinguish the slow burning fire which burnt out approximately 3 hectares of bushland. The ignition was probably arson.
A tanker parked at the side of a small lake.
All done! Time to return to station!
Camera: Apple iPhone 5 64Gb; Copyright (C) George Brown 2014