Rubbish Fire at Almond Cove, Pike River destroys semi-trailer and loader 5 September 2020

At 10.13am the CFS was alerted to a rubbish fire that was not fully distinguished the night before, which reignited at Almond Co, Pike River.

Seven fire trucks and around 35 CFS and MFS fire fighters responded and found the fire out of control with flames up to 5 metres.

A semi-trailer and loader was fully ablaze when crews arrived with both totally destroyed in the fire causing around $180,000 damage.

Fire crews are currently on scene putting a fire break in to prevent further loss and will remain on scene until fire is fully extinguished.

2020-09-06 Kathy Baklan