VOLUNTEERS at the Golden Square Fire Brigade have their fingers-crossed they won't be called to any fires this weekend.
Saturday has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban with fire crews around the region bracing for extreme fire danger.
Fire fighters at the Golden Square Fire Brigade prepared their trucks this morning and are now keeping a close watch on the weather.
Carl Turpie cooked bacon and eggs for lunch while other volunteers kept themselves occupied while on standby.
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