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Thank you to our wonderful firefighters and fire-support agencies involved in this week’s fire event near Augusta. 
On behalf of all Shire of Augusta Margaret River Councillors I would like to thank our wonderful local volunteer fire fighters. Your professionalism and committment is sincerely appreciated by the community and we are all so very fortunate to have your skills and expertise on hand. 
Your high standing in the firefighting arena was duly noted with authorities determining to leave Shire personnel in charge of the incident instead of transferring to State leadership as is usual practice for an incident of this size. 
Thank you to you all assisting local government brigades including City of Busselton and the Shires of Nannup, Manjimup and Bridgetown-Greenbushes. 
Thank you also to State agencies including the Department Fire and Emergency Services, and Parks and Wildlife, and their crews, for going above and beyond the call of duty in your fire response. 
Thanks also to the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Families, and the locals and businesses who offered animal refuge. 

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Margaret River WA 6285

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