When a group of Narrabri Fire and Rescue firefighters arrived home from Lismore after an eight-hour drive on Saturday night, their first thoughts would have been about the good night’s rest they deserved.
After all, the firefighters had just returned from lending a helping hand during the flooding which devastated the Northern Rivers town, as reported in The Courier last week.
But, alas, their hopes for a good rest were soon dashed.
About midnight, firefighters were called to a motor vehicle crash in Gibbons Street.
Luckily there were no injuries.
That dealt with, it was off for a sleep for those firies who had been to Lismore, right?
Wrong. Any rest didn’t last long.
About 4.30am the firies were called out again, this time to reports of a grass fire at Narrabri Lake.
Narrabri Fire and Rescue Station Commander Shane Bradford said when firefighters arrived they quickly realised it was a vehicle on fire, right on the water’s edge.