50 firefighters work to contain Tanilba Avenue fire

CONTAINED: Rural Fire Service members on the fire ground in Tanilba Bay on Saturday morning. Picture: Facebook/Tilligerry Rural Fire Brigade
CONTAINED: Rural Fire Service members on the fire ground in Tanilba Bay on Saturday morning. Picture: Facebook/Tilligerry Rural Fire Brigade

Fifty firefighters worked overnight last Friday to defend homes from a bushfire in Tanilba Bay.

The blaze took hold about 6pm on October 4, burning out of control in Tanilba Avenue behind the Tanilba Shores Retirement Village.

Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue crews responded to the fire, which at its peak on Friday night was at Watch and Act level. No properties were damaged.

Crews worked throughout the night to bring the fire under control, running backburning operations to the west of the fire to stop it from spreading.

With help from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, RFS members patrolled the fire ground on Saturday and Sunday to mop up remaining fire hot spots.

The RFS is encouraging all Port residents to prepare a bushfire survival plan for the danger period throughout summer.