Pre planning and training win again

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Loch and Lang Lang brigades received a call to what was initially thought to be a scrub fire.


A large plume of smoke was showing when the brigades responded. The smoke was confirmed by Egg Rock Fire Tower, some distance away.

The crew on Loch Tanker 2 responding from the Nyora station, and promptly made tankers five (an additional two tankers to help the three already on the road). On arrival, Loch and Lang Lang members found a shed well alight, and the fire was slowly spreading to nearby grass and bush. 

As the fire slowly spread to the front of the house, quick action from initial crews extinguished it as it was working its way up under the deck. 

An additional call for tankers 10 (five more trucks) allowed for the fire to be contained to a relatively small area of private bush and of course the shed. 

A fire investigator attended and declared that the fire began in a fluorescent light ballast in the roof of the shed. 

Well done to all crews who attended this call. It was evident that pre-planning and regular training paid off again, as crews didn't hesitate to call many fire trucks early. and this led to the fire being contained quickly. 

After returning, crews enjoyed pizza back at the Nyora Station.


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Submitted by Len Wyhoon