Volunteers lend a hand to farmers across eastern Wheatbelt with latest BlazeAid

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Blaze Aid volunteers progressing with fencing.
Camera IconBlaze Aid volunteers progressing with fencing.

The Shire of Kondinin has welcomed BlazeAid to the district, with volunteers offering their time to help rebuild farm fencing damaged in summer fires.

Last summer, the shire was ravaged by several bushfires, leading to the loss of natural bush and damage to farmland, with more than 35km of fencing destroyed.

The Shire requested for BlazeAid to visit the area after the bushfires, but the visit had to be postponed because of regional border closures.

BlazeAid co-ordinators Ed and Judy Bland from Bridgetown arrived in East Hyden last week to begin rebuilding damaged fencing.

Blaze Aid volunteers progressing with fencing.
Camera IconBlaze Aid volunteers progressing with fencing.

Nine volunteers started work at Ken Graham and Tim Healy’s farms and are set to come through Kondinin by the end of the week.

Camp co-ordinator Ed Bland said they were set to complete their work in Hyden today.

The volunteers have been camping at the Healy farm, where meals are provided by the community.

Unlike most BlazeAid camps, the East Hyden one is limited because of COVID-19 restrictions, so no more volunteers are needed.

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