On the 5th of January a lightning storm started three separate fires in the Gascoyne east of Carnarvon.
The fires joined together over a few days and became one super large fire consuming more than 470,000 hectares.
The fire ground was 170km long and 60km wide it took 128 fire fighters and water bombers three weeks to control with extreme weather of 45°C degrees and 48km winds hindering the progress.
The DFES Coordinator approached Regional Manager Sean Challis and asked if they could have use of Real Futures 25-seater bus to help transport the volunteer fire fighters to and from the fires.
Sean’s response was anything Real Futures can do to help. The Rosa bus was given a once over that afternoon from our mechanic and delivered first thing the next morning.
Real Futures was happy to help the volunteer fire fighters. Well done to all involved, it was a huge job to put out this massive fire.