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Colin Stagg

Colin Stagg
Interviewed on:
8 April 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins

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  • It looked like a real bad cool change coming over - Colin Stagg
  • A ball of gas and fire and Christ knows what come down the great ocean road - Colin Stagg
  • I had been in Vietnam and I had had it happen before - Colin Stagg
  • FULL STORY - Colin Stagg
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On February 16 Colin was off sick from his work with the Forests Commission when his housemate called him outside to watch what looked like a rolling thunder cloud to the west of Aireys Inlet.

Colin evacuated his mother from town before taking control of a water tanker to confront the fire at Hut Gully. His career skills combined with his Vietnam war experience to stay calm amidst the unfolding crisis.

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