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Firefighters thank little girl who gave them her birthday cake as thanks for battling brutal fires

‘Our little hero’: Heartwarming moment a 12-year-old girl gives her birthday cake to firefighters battling brutal bushfires

  • A NSW fire department has been fighting a brutal blaze at Shark Creek 
  • One pre-teen wanted to show her appreciation by giving them her birthday cake
  • The firefighters took to Facebook to share pictures of their thanks to the girl

A 12-year-old has been hailed a ‘little hero’ after donating her birthday cake to firefighters.

The pre-teen wanted to show her appreciation to the Gulmarrad Rural Fire Brigade, in northern New South Wales, as they have been fighting one of the most brutal blazes during the bushfire season at Shark Creek.

The firefighters took to Facebook to share pictures of the grateful emergency service respondents enjoying the sugar rush. 

The Gulmarrad Rural Fire Brigade, in northern New South Wales, has been fighting one of the most brutal blazes during the bushfire season at Shark Creek – and one pre-teen wanted to show her appreciation

The firefighters took to Facebook to share pictures of the pink cake and grateful emergency service respondents enjoying the sugar rush

The firefighters took to Facebook to share pictures of the pink cake and grateful emergency service respondents enjoying the sugar rush

‘When a child donates their birthday cake you really get a good idea of community spirit,’ one post read.

Another post read: ‘I’ve never seen spirits so high at the end of a 12 hr shift! 

‘It’s gestures like this that keep us all on our feet day after day. 

‘The little girl who gave us this is our little hero and we’re hoping to meet her soon.’

Other community members also donated things such as food and letters of thanks from school children.

One of the fires that the team have been fighting has raged for two weeks straight from Shark Creek to Broomes Head and Angourie.

Other community members also donated things such as food and letters of thanks from school children

Other community members also donated things such as food and letters of thanks from school children

The fire has burnt out close to 11,000 hectares of land and was contained on Thursday night with the help of aircraft.

Firefighters are working to make sure the fire stays within the containment, while southerly winds increase. 

One satellite image showed the horrific extent of the blaze in the area.

One of the fires that the team have been fighting has raged for two weeks straight from Shark Creek to Broomes Head and Angourie. One satellite image showed the horrific extent of the blaze in the area

 One of the fires that the team have been fighting has raged for two weeks straight from Shark Creek to Broomes Head and Angourie. One satellite image showed the horrific extent of the blaze in the area

The picture showed the burnt land devoured by a bright orange glow against the untouched bushland.

On Friday the station thanked all those who helped battle the horrific flames.

‘Gulmarrad would like to extend it’s deepest gratitude to everyone involved for their help when our own backyard was under threat,’ the post read.

That goes for all the agencies whether paid or volunteer, the staff in the IMT at Ulmarra, those incredible pilots, local businesses, the ever supportive general public and never to forget the most important, our local kids who inspired us in ways they won’t understand until they are adults. Thank you.’ 

 

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