"Wake Up !!!! There's a house on fire".
That was part of the phone call I made to Mick.
There were numerous reports coming over the scanner of a house alight in the Newcastle suburb of Bar Beach.
Mick was keen to get amongst the smoke and get some pics, I stayed in my radio shack and made the recordings. I gave him the directions and within minutes he was there getting the pictures that are below.
I was happy that I managed to record the first RED RED RED. But the firies on scene had heaps of noise in the background. The fire was well and truly going. A male was taken to hospital. There were also fears of a brick wall falling so the SES was called in. It is great to see and hear how all of our local emergency services work in with each other.
Mike> as per usual I was sleeping like a log after doing the dog watch shift, I did however stir as I heard the soothing sounds of Garry calling on the 2 way (I ignore all phone calls till I get up :)).
There was a fire at Bar Beach... I was still grogy but got dressed ASAP and was on the way in less than 2 minutes!
Heading in to town from my 20, I could see smoke on the hill in the distance which meant their was a good chance that I would get some shots, I headed to the fire and yes they were still putting out the fire. I got some good shots for you and garry captured the audio as usual. We will continue to capture for you the best recordings and pictures we can.