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Firefighters respond to bushfire at North Ryde

Published: 5th December 2012

Multiple Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire crews worked to bring a 10 hectare bushfire between Magdala and Pittwater Rds at North Ryde under control this afternoon.

Fire crews were called to Magdala Rd at North Ryde just after 2pm. First arriving crews found a large area of bush alight and called several other FRNSW and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) crews to support fire fighting operations.

Strong south westerly winds fanned the flames, which reached 2m in height. Crews put property protection lines in place along Magdala Rd while a successful back burn took place to contain the fire. Nine FRNSW fire engines and six small NPWS firefighting units led the effort. This was supported by three water bombing helicopters. No property was under threat and no evacuations took place.

FRNSW Assistant Commissioner Jim Hamilton praised the work of firefighters in containing the blaze.

“With the support of our National Parks and Wildlife Service colleagues, firefighters were able to contain the blaze within a couple of hours with no loss of property. It was an outstanding effort,” Assistant Commissioner Hamilton said.

“FRNSW crews will remain at the scene overnight to monitor the area and extinguish any flare ups. Residents are encouraged to call Triple Zero (000) if they see any bushfire outbreaks.”