Thank you, firies!

SERVICE: Matt Bain, John Beynon and Jack Denherder from the Barossa strike team were some of the brave fire-fighters who helped battle the Blackford fire.
SERVICE: Matt Bain, John Beynon and Jack Denherder from the Barossa strike team were some of the brave fire-fighters who helped battle the Blackford fire.

With local fire crews still on alert after two minor flare-ups of the Blackford fire this week, Lucindale residents have said thank you to everyone who helped to battle the blaze.

The side of the Lucindale Hotel was decorated with chalk drawing by children and adults last week, thanking the hundreds of volunteers who travelled from around the state to fight the flames.

The idea came to Lucindale local Amanda Carter while she was brainstorming with a friend how they could thank everyone.

"A friend and I were discussing ways to say thank you to everyone, and I remember that when One Night Stand was here, we had some blackboards on the hairdressers wall, and I thought that would be perfect," she said.

"Then I thought that if we did in in chalk, Georgie McKay might let us do it on the pub!

"I started it near the downpipe, and then someone drew a little bit further on, and then by the end of the day it was the whole wall."

Many of the volunteers stopped to admire the display, and some added their brigade number to the wall, as a special reminder of those that came to fight the fire.

Lucinale local Hayley Smart said the town was grateful for the support of the firefighters. "We will be forever grateful for what they have done," she said.

"They have come from near and far and we couldn't have got through Monday without them. I don't think we can thank them enough." Mayor Erika Vickery also thanked the fire-fighters for their brave efforts supporting the local brigades.

"It is wonderful for them to support our local crews, give them a break and for this area to see so many crews from different areas of that state also indicates that people are thinking about this region."

Rick Millard and Neil Maslin at Lucindale.

Rick Millard and Neil Maslin at Lucindale.