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Dartmoor hotelier takes on task to feed hundreds of bushfire volunteers

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 8 January, 2013 - 1:02 PM
Dartmoor Hotel. (Photo: Supplied)

As bushfires threaten the homes of the residents of Dartmoor in the state’s south-west, a local hotelier has taken on the task of ensuring the volunteers fighting to keep the blazes at bay don’t go hungry.

Speaking with Justin Smith, Lorraine Lipscombe who owns the Dartmoor Hotel said she took on the task after caterers had pulled out and had already made 1,000 meals.

The fare for CFA volunteers, DSE workers or just ‘anyone that rings’ has so far included sandwiches, sausages in a roll, bacon and egg rolls, cold meats, salad and fruit.

With some of Lorraine’s staff leaving town to ensure their young families are kept safe from the looming fires, she has just two helpers to take on the mammoth task.

LISTEN: Lorraine Lipscombe speaks with Justin Smith:

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Out-of-control bushfire looms

A bushfire burns near the town of Dartmoor in Western Victoria. <br><i>(Image from the Heywood Incident Control Centre)</i>RED ALERT: An out-of-control bushfire threatening homes in Victoria's south-western towns of Drik Drik and Dartmoor has almost doubled in size. Many of Dartmoor's 200 residents have already fled their homes amid concerns they could be in fire's path.


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