Conways firefight


Late in October a fir flared up north of Bullock head yard just past Beswick on the Bagala Land Trust.

The rangers were quick to react and at the ignition point found a beheaded buffalo that had been trophied over the weekend. With the aid of a chopper and Junior a Bagala ranger we got to fire with a vehicle. The chopper crew blew one flank of the fire with leaf blowers and the other flank was controlled by dragging two buffalos creating a firebreak to work off.

It was very hot and dry there was a large resident mob of buffalos that had spoilt all the springs making the water dirty. We had to fly 5kms to top up fresh water to keep us going.

This fire was fought largely within Conway’s Station on our boundary and we able to halt the fire crossing to our country and therefore saved lots of carbon credits. We also controlled it before burnt out a large old Callitris Pine stand with many seedlings beginning to emerge.

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