Laheys Lookout Fire

27 May 2006 0012 hours. Two crews turned out to assist one crew from Canungra Rurals with a grass fire at Lahey’s Lookout Rd Mt Tamborine.

On arrival Canungra 51 had begun fighting the fire from behind the houses whilst TM41 started a control line and backburn along the side of the cliff alongside neighbouring houses.

Auxiliary appliances 664A and 664E were requested and began to monitor the power station as the fire made its way towards the National Park, as well as backup from Tamborine (Village) 41 being requested for extra ground crew and strike power.

After a heavy night of backburning and mopping up and extinguishing, all managed to munch down a pie and soft drink as plans were being made for the morning assault.

Canungra 51 and 664A stood down, as did a few Tamborine Mountain Rurals due to family and work commitments and replacement crews arrived to make numbers healthy. At dawn, crews from TM51, TM41, Tamborine 41, Aux 664E, Tennix (Army Firies) and TM13 prepared themselves for a day of continuing the burn to get it all over and done with with Jimboomba and Birnam placed on standby.

By 1400hrs all was quiet and with T41 and 664E standing down the three Tamborine Mountain units stayed fast and monitored for sudden flare ups. Standown 1530 hours.

(Read more about this fire in The Insider column in the Member’s Section.)

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