Fire season 18/19

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  1. teckel

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    Grass fire at Little Mt Buller!
    12 ha 90 mins ago.
     
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  2. POW_hungry

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    Yep, doesn't sound good.
     
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    lightening?
     
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    I am told a dry/heat storm blew through the valley last night.
     
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    We had a SE go through here last night. Albury airport stats show max 20kts. Fortunately it was just wind, no fireworks. Hoping it stays that way. Forecast for the next 6 days is 38-42
     
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    Have been watching the heli’s fly overhead for a few days. Big boy and the buckets. A few pics from this afternoon. Seem to be loading from the lake at Jindy but I could not confirm that.






    Generally they have been heading towards the border.....

     

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  7. kylep

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    The RJs and the 737 look to have flown several missions to the area south of Jindy today. Watched it back in high speed on flightradar. Couldn't pick up any of the helicopters. As the likes of flightradar rely on people who are into radios etc to pick up the frequency and upload it, not surprising that they disappear when flying low in the mountains. Vic's LATs were busy flying missions around the Vic alps also.
     
  8. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Mt Bulla has had around 1.6mm of rain this morning according to BOM.
    Hopefully this has allowed the fire around there to be kept from spreading.
     
  9. kylep

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    Little Mt Buller
     
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  10. POW_hungry

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    It bettter rain soon....but nice post!
    Any more dry lightning storms and things are going to go tits up!

    Ignitions followed by hot vigorous northerlies will bring grief!
     
  12. Claude Cat

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    Fires in Tasmania getting worse.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01...s-emergency-warning-issued-for-miena/10731168

    Emergency warnings have been issued for Miena, in Tasmania's Central Plateau, and Tahune, in the south-east, with people in both areas urged to activate their bushfire survival plans.

    A bushfire is expected to put the tiny town of Miena at "very high risk within the next two hours".

    The Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) said between 30 and 40 people had been evacuated from the community.

    In their warning, the TFS said burning embers falling on Miena "will threaten homes before the main fire" with people urged to "go to a safer location now only if the path is clear" if their homes are unprepared for high-risk fires.

     
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  13. kylep

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    Quite a few extra helicopters in Tassie now, about 20 Remote Area firefighters, and last week when I was looking, the big planes were flying quite a few missions from Melbourne. Hopefully the mainland services are able to keep lending resources to good effect
     
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  14. Ubiquitous Steve

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    The fire fight grinds on in Gippsland.....this fires East of Omeo .
    Thursday and Friday will be painful for staff....
     
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    A rough week ahead for Tassie.

    Need widespread rain, but all these 'dry' fronts slipping under the island are just compounding things.

    Seems like many of the remote fires are just being left to burn, even though they are in very significant areas (like Mt Anne & the Arthurs) over defending built areas.
     
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  16. kylep

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    NSW has sent the 737 to Tas for a 3 day commitment I believe. Heard this afternoon there are 9 emergency warnings active down there!!!

    Closer to home, a Fire Boss - smaller plane with floats, was scooping from Lake Hume today for one of the nearby fires.
     
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    Appears multiple lightning strikes have just raked Tallangatta area late this arvo ...
     
  18. Undies

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    Walking the Overland Track from this Thursday to next Tuesday, Cradle Mountain down to Lake St Clair.

    Looks ok at the moment, but anyone care to guess if the wind might swing around to impact us?
     
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    TFB for the whole of Victoria on Friday
     
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    Part of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park closed until further notice:
    Pine Valley - Labyrinth
    Lake Petrach
    Cuvier Valley
    Mt Olympus

    Gould Plateau

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Overland Track isn't closed, particularly given that they're very worried about Friday. The last thing they'll want to do is airlift people out of there
     
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    Yeah, that's my thoughts, too. I contacted parks and they advised we're open for now, but Friday will be the interesting day. Unfortunately, by then we are already on the trail.....
     
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    Personally, I'd be giving it a miss at the moment.
     
  26. Rabid K9

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    Me too. Not the best time to be in the Reserve.
     
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    A number of Tas fires already a concern, putting Renison Bell & Zeehan (West Coast) at risk in the next few hours.
     
  28. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Fire of concern in Vicco....but in a low population zone....this fire is spotting apparently .
     
  29. teckel

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    Other than that Timbarra one (East Gippsland), Vic looking pretty good atm.
     
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    @Undies are you here or on the trail? I'd be giving it a miss this week too. I know how much planning goes into this walk (I've done it once, +1 done it 3 times), devastating to have to pull the pin at the last minute. But...
     
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    Looks like the Timbarra fire ,east of Omeo has taken off big as its smoke is clearly showing up on the radar.
     
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    My guess if @Undies set off yesterday is he would at Pelion tonight ?
    Wouldn"t be pleasant walking weather.
     
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    Fire 10km of Timbarra showing up as pyrocumulus on the Doppler radar:
     
  37. Big_Red_60

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    Yeah, really flared up in last hour. Plenty of smoke visible now from Bairnsdale.
     
  38. teckel

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    Something going on at Sebastapol (nr Ballarat). Hazmat van + a strike team.
    Edit: Declared Safe :)
     
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    Hippies in Goongerah will be feeling uneasy!
     

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    Unlikely, Pelion is in the middle, unless he's really pushing it he's probably around Windemere tonight. We did meet someone on the trail who went into Pelion from Cradle Mtn entrance in one day so he could nail Ossa on a perfect bluebird day. Nuts! (but it was his 8th attempt and he'd never hit Ossa on a clear day).
     
  41. Big_Red_60

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    Looking towards Timbarra fire from out bottom paddock.
     

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    This is not going to get pulled up fir some time now !This is not good!
     
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    Shit, stay safe. I'm quite on edge and inexplicably emotional about all this today :(
     
  44. teckel

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    Fire to the SW of LM in inaccessible terrain. Air bombing it and dozers etc. They called off CFA, but I reckon we should be at the resort on asset protection duties for after the change. Bit concerned.
     
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    Thought to be caused by lightning
     
  47. zapruda

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    They have closed tracks in Jagungal. There goes my weekend... Hopefully this is precautionary. It’s pretty dry up there at the moment.
     

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    grassfire in the electricity supply switchyard at Dederang. 6 vehicles, hopefully getting it under control soon
     
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    I'm a bit worried. My view from the air over the past few days showed a clear run for the fire to blow up to J.
     
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    Fark. Thanks for the info. That Jagumba fire seems to be growing and those westerlies tomorrow could mean you are right...