Jamberoo RFS save home threatened by grass fire

Bob Parker and John Temlett from Jamberoo Rural Fire Service on a Jamberoo property in 2015. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS
Bob Parker and John Temlett from Jamberoo Rural Fire Service on a Jamberoo property in 2015. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Lightning struck a tree in the storm last night on a Jamberoo property, causing a grass fire, which edged dangerously close to the owners’ home.

Jamberoo farmer Alan Smith thanked Jamberoo Rural Fire Service firefighters for a swift response, which saved his home and stock.

The RFS was there within 10 minutes to contain the fire.

Though it was raining, the grass fire was just 30m from Mr Smith’s house.

He was glad to see the flashing red lights in the distance as the fire engine approached.

“Just wanted to say thank you to the Jamberoo RFS once more,” Mr Smith said via Facebook

“Here within 10 [minutes] once again.

“Thanks for being there captain John Temlett and co.”