Food, water, ice donations sought during Canobolas firefighting effort

Angela and Graham Sattler brought in litres of milk on Sunday.
Angela and Graham Sattler brought in litres of milk on Sunday.

Donations of food and water have been asked to be put on hold following an appeal to help keep fire brigades at full strength as they battled the fire on Mount Canobolas earlier in the day.

Nashdale Hall on Cargo Road was a designated evacuation point for those who had been advised to evacuate and had nowhere else to seek shelter. 

Committee members were at the hall since 7.30am on Sunday, cooking bacon and egg rolls and preparing sandwiches for firefighters and residents.

Licensee Michael Sabotta lives on Mount Lofty Road and watched the fire all night, deciding to start food preparations to help firefighters coming off shift.

Woolworths donated bacon, eggs and breadrolls, with Coles also donating bread and ham, IGA coming through with bread and water.

Pioneer Brewery supplied beer for the firefighters after their shifts.

With donated resources running out, committee secretary and treasurer Sian Jacobs said sandwiches were the main priority and trucks of them were taken to the fire front.

No evacuees have reported to Nashdale Hall yet, with families so far staying with friends, so no other supplies are needed at the moment. 

This story was updated at 3.49pm.

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