Crews prepare to fight bushfire south of Narrabri

Crews prepare to fight bushfire south ofNarrabri

15 December 2006

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Australia — Firefighters say they are gathering resources to fight a newbushfire that has broken out south of Narrabri.

The fire on Gold Mine Road, 40 kilometres south of Narrabri, has alreadyburned out more than 1,400 hectares.

It was started along with four other fires during lightning storms earlierthis week.

The other fires, along with the blaze burning in the Mount Kaputar NationalPark, are under control.

Deputy incident controller Wayne Dornbush says the Gold Mine Road fire westof the Kerringle blaze will be assessed later today.

“We had machines on that, dozers, graders, front-end loaders, a numberof crews, and we were trying to put in containment lines around that and got towithin two kilometres of it and unfortunately the north-westerly winds havebeaten them to it and so now we’re assessing fallback containment lines on thatone,” he said.

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