Thursday, March 4, 2010

Titahi Bay fire finally out

The fire which started at 16:20 on 21 February was finally declared extinguished at noon on Monday 1 March. It burned 72.4 hectares of mostly gorse and coastal vegetation, and the final cost has still to be calculated.

Thanks again to everyone involved in putting out that fire, it was great to see everyone working so well together when the going got tough.

And here's a terrible picture of me from the 22nd, looking absolutely filthy! Those overalls started out a nice bright yellow, you know... Took me half an hour to scrub myself clean again - the soot had worked its way through to the skin.

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