Rural Fire Service crews from Merimbula and Pambula raced to the industrial site in Mount Darragh Road, South Pambula about 12.30pm yesterday to deal with a bushfire that was threatening nearby factories.
Just several hundred metres from the fire, a large pile of wood was stacked in the Sapphire Coast Tree Service and Tower Hire premises; it was the water truck from the Sapphire Coast Tree Service that was first on the scene. Onlookers said that had it not been for the water truck, the situation might have been a lot more serious with dire consequences for one close building.
Fire crews acted quickly to get the fire under control but with strong winds meant constant vigilance was necessary.
Just as much of the ground was damped down, a fire was seen to flare up, out of nowhere, high up in one of the trees with crews springing into action to dowse it.
Neville Bobbin from nearby Bobbin’s Transport commented that if it had got into the leaves, there would have been little stopping it.