A bush fire kicked off on Christmas eve in Mulgoa, to the west of Sydney, which burnt out around 200 hectares by the time it was extinguished. The fire jumped the Nepean River which caused crews to go into property protection in Glenbrook and Lapstone, but the fire was pulled up before it reached the interface.
The fire brought in a few heavy hitters from the sky, including the VLAT, Chinook and SkyCranes all for bombing runs and retardant drops.
FRNSW Response was Rescue Pumper 102 (Regentville) Pumper 489 (Warragamba) Pumper 301 (Glenbrook) Pumper 98 (Cranebrook) Rescue Pumper 445 Alpha (Springwood) HazMat Pumper 77 (St Marys) Aerial Pumper 86 (Penrith) Tanker 301 Light Tanker 98 Bulk CAFS Tanker 92 (St Andrews) Duty Commander West (Huntingwood) Duty Commander South West (St Andrews) Duty Commander Blue Mountains 2 (Katoomba) Team Leader Bush Fire Bush Fire Officer 3.
The RFS had appliances and strike teams from from Cumberland, Macarthur, Hawkesbury, Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains areas. In addition, NPWS also provided appliances for assistance.
There’s some great videos here as well:
Crews currently on scene Mayfair Rd Mulgoa.
Posted by St Marys Fire and Rescue on Saturday, 23 December 2017
DC-10 Water Bomber 'Nancy Bird' making a drop at a large bushfire at Mulgoa this afternoon.
Posted by Nsw Emergency Vehicles on Sunday, 24 December 2017
Posted by Stn 489 Warragamba FRNSW on Saturday, 23 December 2017
Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service Strike Teams responding through Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains to a major bushfire 24/12/17.Photos of the appliances and the bushfire: https://www.facebook.com/nswemergencyvehicles/posts/1556639267717140
Posted by Nsw Emergency Vehicles on Monday, 25 December 2017
Posted by Castlereagh Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday, 23 December 2017
Thanks to St Marys FRNSW, 489 FRNSW, NSW Emergency Vehicles & Castlereagh NSW RFS.