Blazes keep Macksville firies busy
MACKSVILLE Fire Brigade had a very early, very busy morning yesterday, putting out two fires which both appear to have been deliberately lit.
The first fire completely destroyed two industrial garbage containers at Macksville Primary School.
Macksville Fire Station commander Bill Lenthall said firemen attended that blaze about 12.30am yesterday.
Two and a half hours later, Macksville firemen were called to what was at first thought to be a bushfire on the grounds of the Macksville Golf Course.
This proved to be a deliberately-lit car fire, with a 1990s-model Ford Falcon sedan found to be well alight by firefighters when they arrived at the scene.
Mr Lenthall said the location of the blaze made work difficult.
Officers were forced to take care they did not bog the fire engine in the soft ground on the edge of the bushland adjoining the golf course.
Meanwhile, Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga firemen were called to several false alarms over the weekend.
One incident involved an automatic alarm call-out from the Coffs Harbour Education Campus that sent firemen from both Woolgoolga and Coffs Harbour scrambling until it was established no fire was alight.