BBIRT’S first permitted burn

Yesterday, (11th of July) members of BBIRT, Many Peaks and Boyne Valley Rural Fire Brigades again combined to do a hazard reduction burn on the corridor. The first burn was a week ago.

back of fire truck with hose rolled out

It has been quite satisfactory to finally be doing something towards developing the rail trail, even more so for the local community in Builyan, as it has been many years since QR did anything to maintain the corridor.

Of course Mike and his merry men and ladies in Gayndah have been doing so for five or six years, and will very shortly have a upgraded licence for the Trail near Gayndah.

More about that and a report on the activities over the past several days in a following post.

fire permit

It provided another great opportunity for a training exercise for the brigades. Many thanks to Bob Hudson and Frank McKee for organising the exercise.

Of interest is the (about) 5000 gallon in-ground water tank which locals managed to convince QR to leave in place. They were going to destroy it. The tank is full of water, and can be made out on the left of the photo below. The corrugated iron on it is to run rain into the tank.

fire burning next to inground concrete tank
bec on fire hose with fire burning

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