Bushfire in Peat's Ridge

Published: 7th February 2009

This afternoon firefighters from the Central Coast responded to a bushfire on Nardoo Road, Peat's Ridge, to provide assistance to the RFS. On arrival, firefighters immediately provided urgent assistance to a farmer whose paddocks were under ember attack. Sheds, farmhouses and equipment were all threatened. Firefighters battled a number of spot fires, and with the assistance of a helicopter which was water bombing the area, the crew were able to gain the upper hand and control the outbreaks. With numerous fires burning in the area, firefighters conducted some back-burning operations and were assigned to taskforce duties, with firefighters from nine stations on scene for a 24 hour period. Fortunately the NSWFB and RFS firefighters were able to contain the fire and no property was destroyed in the fire.