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Aberfeldy fire

Discussion in 'Mt Baw Baw' started by teckel, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I understand Baw Baw resort has been evacuated as a precautionary measure because of the Aberfeldy fire to its north. @Charlie - tell us what you know.

     
  2. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    1800 hectares at present
     
  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    whoa

    hope they get that under control/contained real soon.
    stay safe @Charlie
     
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  4. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same fire as the one where the aircrane (think Elvis) crashed.
     
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  5. Hermon

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    Lots of ash apparently, and Melbourne Water quality is going to suffer...
     
  6. doogasnow

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    Yep it’s really gone hard late this arvo!
    Big pyrocumulos, it’s gone around to the north and south of the dam and looks like the south side of the fire could jump the Thomson further south
     
  7. doogasnow

    doogasnow One of Us

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    Unfortunately Curra, I don’t think there going to contain this one for a while yet? IMO
    Unless it gets a big dump of rain on it which dosent look likely in the short term. Thunderstorms forecast tomorrow which are probably not wanted
     
  8. doogasnow

    doogasnow One of Us

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    Looks like some rain possibly close to this fire? More lightning as well?
     
  9. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any more info? Anyone?
     
  10. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    4574 hectares now
     
  11. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Decent rain next 48 hours we hope
     
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  12. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Marysville got 35 mm early on.