Firies' busy break

THE Woolgoolga Fire Brigade was kept busy on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, being called out to three separate fires.

Owners of a house in Fiddaman Road in Emerald Beach got quite a shock when they returned from a walk around 12.35pm on Christmas Day to find their barbecue on and smoking against the wall of their house.

The fire was extinguished by the occupants, and NSW fire brigade personnel.

One NSW fire brigade unit, two rural fire service units, and two ambulances attended the scene.

Units were then called to a grass/bush fire in Wharf Street at 8pm, where an unkown person has set light to the flying fox colony at Woolgoolga.

The isolated fire took more than an hour and a half to extinguish by two NSW fire brigade units.

Local residents who reported the blaze saved the colony.

The third call was in the early hours of yesterday morning, where several wheely bins had been set alight in Turon Parade.

Small explosions caused residents to call emergency services, where two NSW fire brigade units attended the scene.

Four bins were destroyed and an attempt to set alight four others.

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