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Discussion in 'Systems & Events' started by Stillcold, Nov 10, 2019.
Not looking good!
Better than the prediction map
yeah it shows wind direction and fire creep
Haha. Though the radio comms has been saying that conditions have been easing off.
Today could have been a lot worse.
I been watching some of the Bredbo Facebook posts and they seem to confirm the fire spread.
The conditions do seem to be easing but the fire seems to still be marching south east
Currowan fire is smoking again north of Nowra. Visible from Gerringong
The wind has died out in Jindy but still warm. Hopefully the lack of wind will help the awesome fire crews.
Clear Range has a lot of spotting on the Eastern Side of Monaro Hwy.
Wouldn't be surprised if that spark joins with the Peak View burn out, tomorrow.
Yeah, I think the peak may be as the front comes in tomorrow.
Another day helping the afp with road blocks, door knocking and getting ready for evacuation. A couple of the lads got involved with catching some crooks too.
Coppers said they’ve had a few trouble makers heading south trying to pinch shit.
Chain 'em to an RFS truck.
A lot of radio chatter about the spotting East of the Monaro... Gonna be long night for the nightwatchmen.
Sounds like most will be 'left for tomorrow'.
This is what the bush looks like before it burns. Dried and struggling to hang on in prolonged drought.
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Same, same, but different...
Different. How? One has a label on it in case you don't know any better. The other assumes you know what it's for.
****, injured firefighter at Big Jack, he's called for an ambulance.
edit: He says it's not serious, knocked his head.
Though he does not sound all that good. Is on his way out of the area.
Monaro has reopened - contra flow.
Linescan shows some established spots on the elevated areas to the East of Colinton. Mapping has a large amount of spotting on the east of the Hwy between Colinton and Bredbo. I haven't yet looked at weather progression in particular wind today, but I can't see them easily rounding up in the hills on the east there, unless weather comes to the party.
Firefighting efforts on the Orroral Valley Fire have managed to save a number of precious assets in Namadgi National Park. These include:
Hospital Creek Hut
Yankee Hat Shed
Max and Berts Hut
Yankee Hat Artwork
Gudgenby Homestead > Glendale Depot
My wife was in Jindy this morning. All landlines / mobile and internet was down, due to infrastructure damage from the fire. Apparently only people with satellite phones and satellite internet were able to get online. She drove up the monaro highway this morning, which obviously was open.
Veiw of what I assume is the Pyrocumulus from the Erskine Creek fire from over the back fence at my place in Glenbrook.
It's just keeps rolling on. Billingra looking north with fire burning against the wind. Better keep going while the road is open.
Looks as though most of the section between Bredbo and Colinton on the EAST of the highway has been limited in spread.
However EAST of Colinton a few kms and a little NORTH from there are a few large spot fires that are active all around.
Looks to be the main area that has been knocked down is along the highway from Bredbo up toward Michelago. The rest of the fire looks to still have active on most of the perimeter
Pretty much. Burning on west south flanks. May hook up with Good Good and bugtown burnt extremities.
Any news of Rocky PLains / Wyndham / New Buildings?
Haven't been following closely. Not very familiar with area, so very high level - plenty of work, plenty of fire from what I can see. Looks similar to a lot of the big jobs this season in that it's burning large areas of bushland, with communities squeezed in between, where they seem to be focusing the work.
And then this just came out. Watch and Act
The Big Jack Mountain fire is burning north of Rocky Hall.
Today we are seeing windy conditions, with Very High fire danger forecast for the area.
These conditions are increasing fire activity and will make it challenging for firefighters to slow the spread of fire.
There are a number of other fires burning in the area.
The Postmans Trail fire is burning to the north of this fire. These fires have merged.
The Creewah Road, Glen Allen fire is burning to the north west of this fire.
Ta. A mate has a shack there, and a friend of my +1 has a place there (both Rocky Hall). If they survived the weekend, today may come through.
There where more homes lost this week in that area.
The wind change is supposed to push smoke back over Canberra from later this afternoon.
The wind GFS seems to be different to Windy and others.
interesting to note that SW'ly fire front is still V active against the WSW flow.
Speculatively, it must be sitting under exposed ridgelines, on face value.
The Beard Fire just popped back up on the ACT ESA website but it isn’t showing on the RFS fires near me website - does anyone know anything more about it?
No idea but i reckon there'll be a few hipsters around with burnt chins.
Old work colleague has the shack right at Yaouk Gap... he'll be nervous.
Looks like the tinderries and the aptly named "strike a light" nature reserve are at threat.
Looking at the satellite image, the SW boundary are along a major ridge line, Kelly, gudgenby, east side of Naas creek. Fire burning up the lee slopes.
The staff newsletter for work came out today and had an eye opening story from one of our staff members on the south coast. He's an RFS volunteer along with several other staff members involved with the SES etc. I'm going to seek his permission to put his experience on here tomorrow.
ACT State of Alert update this evening - fire 1.2km from Corin Forest. Crews pulled out. Owner defending, perhaps against advise.
6km from Gordon, yet another evening at Watch and Act. Burnt leaves falling are cool so all still good.
Burnt leaves were falling in lanyon
Winds have changed to an unlike direction and further afield (Cooma etc) the wind speed is higher.
Corin Forrest is now at risk
Good luck this evening. Nervous friends in tharwa.