On the 18th of July 2016, Station 295 Forster were called to a reports of a “Grass Fire” at the corner of Little st and Mark st Forster. On arrival, what they found was certainly something more significant than what was reported. What they found was thousands of oyster racks well alight!

“Straight away assistance was requested via our communications center (Firecom) for FRNSW 453 Taree Fire Station and the Tuncurry NSW Rural Fire Service to also attend this call for manpower and equipment . After sourcing water (Draughting) from Wallis lake and setting up numerous ground monitors and 70mm hose lines and the combined effort of 30+ firefighters the fire was knocked down to a smoldering stage after approximately 4 hours.”

Video from Ethan Borle.

Major fire, Forster. Graham Barclay Oysters.

Posted by Ethan Borlè on Monday, 18 July 2016

Big job, big water… Well done to all crews who went home smelling like smoky soggy heroes!