On Sunday the 17th of February both Eden Hills 14 and Blackwood 24 headed to Kangaroo Island for a 3 day deployment. These appliances are equipped with compressed air foam system (CAFS) pumps capable of generating large volumes of foam. This capability will be deployed on a timber mill fire at Macgillivray in an attempt to smother burning piles.
At 20:29 on the evening of Thursday the 14th of February 2013 Sturt CFS Group appliances responded to a grass fire on Bald Hill just to the south of Carrick Hill. Due to the visibility of this area from metropolitan Adelaide the fire triggered a flood of 000 calls. A total of 12 CFS and 1 MFS appliances attended and contained the fire to around 4Ha in size. The steep terrain and numerous sightseers clogging the roads made the fire difficult to combat. During the incident Brown Hill Creek and part of Belair were evacuated by the police service as a precaution. Crews worked though the night to secure the perimeter and mop up the fire the next day.
Radio Traffic from the Incident. Recording is voice operated so sections of silence are removed and the recording is not real time.