Bushfire Australian Widespread Bushfire Risk on Tuesday 12th November - and beyond

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Homer

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How well does this dropping of fire retardant really work when spot fires can start from embers over the line of retardant, particularly when you can hear the strength of the wind in these videos?
 

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Report of a possible pyrocumulus towards Katoomba from @ecowain !
Nothing on Fires Near Me?

On hotspots!
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How well does this dropping of fire retardant really work when spot fires can start from embers over the line of retardant, particularly when you can hear the strength of the wind in these videos?
I am no expert, but it's designed to slow a 'hot' fire.
Bit like losing some embers out a campfire... Spot fires from embers are going to be nowhere near as hot as the fire it comes from, initially.
 

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Brayshaw's hut currently ok,
There's another hut that they don't think survived, didn't quite catch the name.
The infrastructure / repeater at Mt Clear has fire near it as the containment was breached.
 

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I may have the names wrong:
frankin jacks impacted but ok
westermans ok
Yankee hat hut impacted but ok
ACT hut near Yankee Hat car park is ok (is that the same as the one above?? I don't know the huts)
The hut up towards Booth range is the one impacted and suspected gone (horse gully hut maybe - mix of comms breaking up and they not being sure of name)
 

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I may have the names wrong:
frankin jacks impacted but ok
westerners ok
Yankee hat hut impacted but ok
The hut up towards Booth range is the one impacted and suspected gone (horse gully hut maybe - mix of comms breaking up and they not being sure of name)

that would be
Frank and Jacks hut,
Westermans (it had a water bag, sprinkler system).
Yankee hat hut I think is the forestry hut
Horse gully would be correct and I’d be amazed if it survived.

I also believe Gudgenby (and the redicut) both survived
 
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Not sure I like the fact the southcare helicopter is hanging around Bredbo, wondering if something has gone wrong
 

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@Untele-whippet and BM crew, heard bits and pieces as it built. They were staging near the old hospital. Fire is out along Kings tablelands road. LAT just heard onto 3 of 4 runs currently planned. From what I've picked up, I think there may also be another few places within burnt land that is putting up smoke.

Just had to go out to Blacktown area, around 36C in the city, 46C out there. Proper heat. Anything smouldering is going to pop up in this
 

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@Untele-whippet and BM crew, heard bits and pieces as it built. They were staging near the old hospital. Fire is out along Kings tablelands road. LAT just heard onto 3 of 4 runs currently planned. From what I've picked up, I think there may also be another few places within burnt land that is putting up smoke.

Just had to go out to Blacktown area, around 36C in the city, 46C out there. Proper heat. Anything smouldering is going to pop up in this
Thanks!
 

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While we are waiting at Vancouver Airport for our flight home, Mr 13 is getting updates on the fire situation from his best friend in Bredbo. Doesn’t sound good, although mention was made of the number of RFS tankers/trucks in town.
 

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that would be
Frank and Jacks hut,
Westermans (it had a water bag, sprinkler system).
Yankee hat hut I think is the forestry hut
Horse gully would be correct and I’d be amazed if it survived.

I also believe Gudgenby (and the redicut) both survived

so at this stage yet to be confirmed are

Brayshaw
Demandering
Waterhole
hospital creek
Brandy flat
 

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While we are waiting at Vancouver Airport for our flight home, Mr 13 is getting updates on the fire situation from his best friend in Bredbo. Doesn’t sound good, although mention was made of the number of RFS tankers/trucks in town.

It's a proper shit show out there.
 
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They're dropping around Tharwa for the next hour, have asked crews to avoid the edge of town.

There is a grass fire reported near Lake George, hopefully that turns out to be nothing.
 
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