South Coogee battles in Banjup

South Coogee has worked with other volunteer and career fire fighters in battling the Banjup/Forrestdale fire, which began on Sunday night (2nd Feb) and rapidly escalated into an emergency that threatened the lives and properties of Cockburn residents. Our fellow City of Cockburn brigade, Jandakot, faced the real threat of losing their station to the flames. In what has been a great example of interoperability all units and stations worked together to reduce the impact of the fire; with half a dozen homes damaged, but none lost. Both Cockburn brigades, with assistance from other volunteer stations, will spend at least the next four days patrolling and mopping up before the all-clear can be considered.


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