Exhausted firefighters thank Sikh community for bringing them home-cooked meals after a long day of battling blazes

Firefighters have thanked the local Sikh community for bringing them home-cooked meals as they bravely battled to save t...

Firefighters have thanked the local Sikh community for bringing them home-cooked meals as they bravely battled to save their suburban homes from bushfire.

Flame retardant was dropped from the sky as firefighters desperately tried to put out a blaze which sparked in bushland at South Turramurra on Sydney's upper north shore on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was brought under control within an hour but it came at a cost as one firefighter suffered a fractured arm and multiple homes were damaged.

But after stemming the spread of the blaze, Hornsby Rural Fire Brigade shared a photo of its firefighters enjoying a well-deserved bite to eat courtesy of Turramurra's Sikh temple.  

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Dozens of local Sikhs brought food and water to residents and firefighters before they headed to worship at a nearby temple. 

'A huge thanks to the Guru Nanak Gurudwara Turramurra Sikh Temple Sydney for providing meals to our hungry firefighters!' the brigade wrote on Facebook. 

'Pictured here are the crews from Hornsby 1 and Hornsby 7 enjoying their meals after bringing the Canoon Road fire under control.'

The temple reciprocated the gratitude, responding by thanking firefighters for 'all you do everyday in protecting the community'.

Residents of the under-threat homes joined the state's fire service in putting out the blaze, which started in nearby bushland but spread through flying embers to back gardens...

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