Operator praised after harvester fire

January 18, 2023 7:33 am in by

NSW Rural Fire Service Dareton Building 2

NSW fire crews have been called to a harvester fire, with fire crews have praised the work of a harvester operator who they say helped stop a major grass fire from starting.

Gol Gol, Buronga and Tapio crews were among those called to the header fire at a property yesterday.

But they say the operator reversed the machine out of a chickpea crop and onto clear ground.

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And they say the farm had access to fire-fighting capabilities that helped stop further damage.

It’s another warning to be vigilant during hot weather.


Image: David Burrows (River 1467)