Crews busy as coal loader reignites and golf course fire gets close to wetlands

The fire at Casino Golf Course spread because of the pine needles on the ground. Photos: Contributed

Casino Fire and Rescue crew was back at the coal loader at Bent St railway yards because it was still burning yesterday, Tuesday, September 5

The historic loader first burned on August 27. The following day Fire and Rescue Station 253 Casino unit was back because the loader reignited.

Then the pile of remains of the coal loader tower rekindled again yesterday.

Because of the sheer size and amount of the timber in the pile, the fire has persisted and proved difficult to fully extinguish, firefighters said.

“There is very little risk of the fire spreading but once it gets going it produces an impressive ember shower.”

Fire and Rescue Casino were back at the railway yards.

Two trucks are staying at the scene until the fire is well doused.

While the crew was at the railway yards they were called to a fire that was lit along the eastern edge of the Casino Golf Course.

With both trucks tied up at Bent St, two RFS units attended the golf course fire.

This morning, Wednesday, September 6, Fire and Rescue Casino were back at the golf club because the fire was burning in the thick debris of pine needles and grass.

The fire was burning in an area about 50m x 50m and encroaching on the wetlands, where it could have become difficult to control if it spread.

The RFS water truck was called.

Casino Rural Fire Service came back to assist with a bulk water tanker and fire crews managed to contain the fire before it reached the wetlands..

The Fire and Rescue NSW Station 253 Casino crew is made up of on-call firefighters with other jobs they get released from to fight fires.

The unit is seeking more firefighters. Go to here to find out more.

Crews race to battle blaze at coal loader as it flares up again
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