A drone firefighting team in Canberra has used an air tanker to help save hundreds of lives by deploying a “super tank” of water to help extinguish a wildfire in the city.
The Australian Red Cross is providing water to the firefighting operation in the north of Canberra.
The firefighting effort, which started on Sunday afternoon, involved the use of a “fire tanker” aircraft and a “small water tank”.
“We are currently assisting the firefighters with their efforts and the fire has now spread to the south side of the city,” Assistant Chief Commissioner Mark Pincott said.
“We’ve deployed a large water tank and the water tank is being used to provide water to our firefighting operations as they attempt to contain the fire.”
The team of four fire fighters, including two paramedics, have been using a helicopter to bring water and equipment from the city to the site of the fire, where they have been working since Monday.
“It’s a great relief for the residents of the south of Canberra, and it’s also a great opportunity for us to work with the local community,” Assistant Commissioner Pincot said.
Topics:fire,antarctica,canberra-2600,act,canary-2480First posted October 02, 2019 16:36:36More stories from Australia