Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Firies Back from A[euro][approximately]war zonea[euro][TM]; Community Is Yet to Comprehend the Full Extent of the Damage

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Firies Back from A[euro][approximately]war zonea[euro][TM]; Community Is Yet to Comprehend the Full Extent of the Damage

Article excerpt

Byline: Tim Howard tim.howard@dailyexaminer.com.au

AFTER three days of aguerilla warfarea fighting the monster bushfire burning near Coonabarabran 20 Clarence Valley firefighters will be putting their feet up today.

The members of the Clarence strike force returned by bus yesterday after three 12-hour shifts at the firefront.

Team leader Neville Anderson said his team, along with the six Clarence Valley fire trucks, helped develop containment lines and do back burning on the southern edge of the Warrumbungle National Park.

He said the milder weather of the last few days had allowed most of the fire to be contained, but could understand the description of aguerilla warfarea used to describe this blaze.

aWhile we were there, there were a number of dry storms, with lightning starting up to eight wildfires in different places,a he said.

aWith all the resources around, we were able to get onto them before they got away from us.a

Mr Anderson described the destruction of property and the environment as adevastatinga. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.