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:
Thanks to St Marys FRNSW, 489 FRNSW, NSW Emergency Vehicles & Castlereagh NSW RFS.