No visible flames and little active smoke in Princeton fire

No visible flames and little active smoke in Princeton fire

New incident management team - from Australia - takes the lead

Three days after the Princeton fire was declared 100 per cent contained it’s not much to look at – but there is still a crew of 151 working the area, according to the new wildfire incident management information officer Brendan Doyle.

“There are no visible flames and very little active smoke,” said Doyle in an interview with the Spotlight.

“We are basically now just mopping up.”

Doyle described the mop up processes as “dirty work” and “strenuous,” as it involves digging, turning over trees and stumps and eliminating hot spots.

For a full interview with the new incident management team members – fresh to Princeton from Australia – see this week’s Spotlight.