Wainuioru District Updates
Ngatahuna Road Fire 30 July
Wainuioru VRFF along with an appliance from Masterton and the Carterton tanker attended an out of control burn off at Ngatahuna Road. A change in wind speed and strength blew embers into some standing trees next to a farm building. Crews were on site for over 2 hours before handing it back to the owner to monitor.
Wairarapa Helicopters Fire 19 July
Wainuioru VRFF along with appliances from Masterton and Carterton attended a fully involved shed at Wairarapa helicopters at 5.50am. Two crew members from Wainuioru did a great job in establishing a water supply to feed the NZFS appliances for the duration.
The fire was contained to one storage where a tractor and other equipment was lost.
McKenzies Road 12/1/15
Wainuioru VRFF was called to assit Masterton FS at a fire at McKenizes Road on the afternoon of the 12/1/15
The VRFF crew made of Dave Mitchell (Controller) and 6 fire fighters, Eric Barber, Wayne Loader, Richard Johns, Jamie Lenihan, Eugene Breukers and Andrew Phillips responced in the the 2 appliances based at the Wainuioru depot.
The fire the result of an old burn off of mill slab and tree stumps that had sprung back to life with a change in wind direction and strength.
The crew were kept busy transporting water to the fire from a nearby dam to deal with the fire and were on site for just under 3 hours