Emergency services respond to fire at Wagga's Dobbs Street

Emergency services were called out on Tuesday evening when a hedge went up in flames across the road from the Wagga RSL.

Trish Wright, the owner of the property, was grateful for the assistance of neighbours and was relieved there was no property damage or injuries. 

“My husband saw it outside and called emergency services,” she said. 

“Some of the people who were coming out of the club called emergency services as well. 

“All these people came in and filed buckets and helped out.”

The station officer at Turvey Park Fire station, Jason McDonnell, said they received a triple-zero phone call for a fence fire in Dobbs Street.

“When we got here we realised it was a perimeter hedge on the corner,” he said. 

“The neighbours had already started to fight it using a garden hose, the resident did a good job of limiting the fire. 

“We got here and we finished it off with an ariel pump. 

“I was speaking to the resident and apparently this is the third fire of similar circumstances, a couple of hedges over the past few months on the same street have been lit up.

“I assume it’s been an act of vandalism.”

Mr McDonnell asked the community to keep an eye out and report any suspicious activities. 

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