The good news just keeps rolling in!
The Lindfield Park Road Fire, which has been burning in the Port Macquarie region for 210 days, has today been declared out. The fire burnt through 858 hectares and 400 of that being peat soils under the surface.
The fire presented a number of challenges for firefighters including close proximity to the Port Macquarie Airport, high density housing in the vicinity and the nature of the vegetation types.
Over 65 Mega litres of reclaimed water from the Port Macquarie – Hastings Council water treatment facility was transferred through a 3 km hose line into the wetland to rehydrate the area, and raise the water level.
With over 260 mm of rain falling across the fire ground this past week and inspections using thermal imaging cameras we are now in a position to set the Lindfield Park Road fire to out.
The 210 day operation to extinguish the Lindfield Park Road fire was made possible through the collaboration and support form Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Port Macquarie- Hastings Council, NSW Health, NSW Fire & Rescue and NSW Rural Fire Service.
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