Fireys rescue cockatoo from Neerabup bushfire

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Wanneroo volunteer firefighters rescued this cockatoo while fighting a fire in Neerabup. Picture: Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade/Facebook

VOLUNTEER firefighters have saved a cockatoo while battling a bushfire in Neerabup.

The Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade were fighting the bushfire near Flynn Dr on Wednesday, November 8 when they found a confused white cockatoo in a rather dangerous location.

In a Facebook post the brigade said it appeared the tree the bird was nesting in had caught fire and fallen leaving the bird stuck on the ground as the tree continued to burn.

The crew worked to make the area safe in an effort to prevent further harm to the bird and then with help from Express Wildlife Rescue staff the cockatoo was removed from the fire ground.

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of WA said it was proud to represent the 26,000 women and men of the 580 or so volunteer bush fire brigades across the state.

“We know that the vast majority of our diverse family are highly skilled people who would go out of their way to help anyone…or should that be anything?’’ the association said.

“Thank you for all the amazing work you do to not only protect other people, but their property and the incredible environment we all share a common interest in.’’