Ilfracombe rural fire brigade puts new water tank to good use

Sally Gall
Updated December 1 2023 - 8:32am, first published 8:28am
The 5000l water tank in action at the grass fires at Ilfracombe last week. Picture: Mark Tysoe
The 5000l water tank in action at the grass fires at Ilfracombe last week. Picture: Mark Tysoe

The plan to keep rural firefighters supplied with water on fire fronts via 5000 litre skid units at Rural Fire Brigade depots became reality at Ilfracombe last week, when lightning started four grass fires.

Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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