Town driven to honour fire victims

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Charlie Clarke, MP Robyn Clarke, Steve Thomas and Ryan Rogowsky of Preston Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Camera IconCharlie Clarke, MP Robyn Clarke, Steve Thomas and Ryan Rogowsky of Preston Volunteer Bushfire Brigade. Credit: Pictures: Briana Fiore

Yarloop residents remembered the horrific blaze that tore apart their town during their fourth drive-around event last Tuesday.

More than 12 volunteer brigades from Dardanup to Preston Beach turned up to support Yarloop as part of the anniversary.

They drove around Yarloop in their trucks and uniforms, and held a minute’s silence for the two people who died in the fire, and for all those who had lost their lives in the fires over east.

Many of the volunteer firefighters who attended the drive around fought in the 2016 Waroona-Yarloop fires.

Waroona and Brunswick brigades were called to small bushfire incidents during the Tuesday evening event, which they managed to get under control.

Ferguson Volunteer Bushfire Brigade’s Murray Pespearse from and Wellington Mills Volunteer Fire Brigade volunteer Eric Jorgensen.
Camera IconFerguson Volunteer Bushfire Brigade’s Murray Pespearse from and Wellington Mills Volunteer Fire Brigade volunteer Eric Jorgensen.
Dennis Hill, from West Dardanup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, and Lyndon Skeers, from the Ferguson Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Camera IconDennis Hill, from West Dardanup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, and Lyndon Skeers, from the Ferguson Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Jenelle Parkinson, Maxx Hicks, 10, Tony Racco, Cricket Racco and Olivia Grieve, from the Myalup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Camera IconJenelle Parkinson, Maxx Hicks, 10, Tony Racco, Cricket Racco and Olivia Grieve, from the Myalup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Jac Taylor from Cookernup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and MLA Robyn Calrke.
Camera IconJac Taylor from Cookernup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and MLA Robyn Calrke.
Brigades driving around Yarloop for the fourth year anniversary.
Camera IconBrigades driving around Yarloop for the fourth year anniversary.
Fred Bathurst and Dave Robinson of Yarloop.
Camera IconFred Bathurst and Dave Robinson of Yarloop.
Waterloo Volunteer Bushfire Brigade volunteer Chris Hynes and Yarloop Volunteer Bushfire Brigade’s Richard Wood.
Camera IconWaterloo Volunteer Bushfire Brigade volunteer Chris Hynes and Yarloop Volunteer Bushfire Brigade’s Richard Wood.
Yarloop firefighters and residents stand in front of the rebuilt Yarloop fire shed for the fourth year anniversary of the fire.
Camera IconYarloop firefighters and residents stand in front of the rebuilt Yarloop fire shed for the fourth year anniversary of the fire.

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