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Bird Rescue

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27 Apr 2011
MFB firefighters are currently in the process of rescuing a seagull caught by fishing line from a tree on The Esplanade, Altona.

Date: April 27, 2011 
Time: 15:53 hours     
Call Number: 12429

Address: The Esplanade, Altona

The request for assistance came from a wildlife shelter that does not have the capability of reaching the 20 metre height of the tree.

Altona residents are watching with interest as the MFB are currently utilising our specialist Ladder Platform in an endeavour to salvage the injured animal into the care of the animal welfare group.

Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 2

Number of firefighters: 6

Officer in charge: Commander Frank Besanko

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or

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