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Fire Updates


for those travelling around NSW this might be a good site 

 

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

 

 

thanks Cindy for making this a sticky with this crisis still going smile



-- Edited by milo on Wednesday 23rd of October 2013 11:14:43 AM

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This afternoon, the F3is closed in both directions north of the Cardiff exit, and the Pacific Highway is closed near Charlestown.

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Hmmm. Our plans to go north may have to change.

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Thanks for this web-site, we've been referring to it extensively over the past few days. Bless you to all those firies out there, they have been doing a wonderful job.

Hi Ruth... you could do what we are doing in reverse, we're in Wellington ATM, heading south east when the fire/weather forecast looks safer.

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Our kids seem to think it will be OK even though there are new fires around Newcastle today. Our daughter has been affected twice by the Heatherbrae fire trying to get home!! Harder to accept when you know it was deliberately lit.

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This pic was taken by someone at the Victorian fires a couple of years ago......pays to know where the fires are if staying at a CP or other camping area etc as well as where you will be travelling.....

Pq2nvhRr.jpg



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We came south fromNewcastle last Sunday. Lots of burnt out bush and smoke till Goulburn, then blue sky till we got the Victorian haze.
Yesterday in Newcastle, there were major road closures -some from the fires, some from a major road accident.... But terrible traffic ....
Now the fires are downgraded and mostly under control.

The situation at home is a worry, and not a good time to be away, in one sense.

The weather at home is hot, dry and windy..... And here we are, 3degrees, cold, wet, and snow forecast on higher peaks...... Can't win.

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Duh, that is one hell of a shot.



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The fires around Newcastle are currently under control or out today, no road closures. But there is a bit of smoke haze about this morning at Port Stephens

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_wombat_ wrote:

Duh, that is one hell of a shot.


 I wish it had been mine Wombat, but glad I wasn't there to take it, it was taken by someone during the Vic fires a couple of years ago, I don't know the story behind it or exactly where it was, but it looked pretty scary in the photo.  I dug it out of my archives....

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The Fire in the lower mountains is now under control with a majority of crews stood down, and Brigades now doing a roving watch and black out of any flare ups, we still have the State Mine fire unchecked in wild country but it is not expected to impact on residential areas in the near future there are efforts being made to try and stop this fire but it will take some doing.

I would be very interested to know how many of our members are involved in serving the community through the various emergency service organisations.

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Hawkesbury also has a fire at Howes Creek. Lots of crews from NSW fighting it. 

There is a new app called My Fire Plan, can be downloads for Apple or Android phones and tablets.



-- Edited by jetj on Tuesday 29th of October 2013 08:21:08 PM

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Let's hope all the bushfire areas have now had some nice rain.

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The State Mine fire that linked up with the Mt Victoria fire and traveled down into the Hawkesbury also the Linksview and Yellow rock fire have been declared out by the RFS which is great news, there will be an extended recovery phase for the Linksview and Yellow Rock areas with in excess of 210 homes destroyed or damaged by the fires.

Please take care the fires that we have experienced are an indicator of what can still happen as we are only just into the fire season and the fuel on the ground is incredibly heavy across the state. The rain we have had in November has certainly been welcome but a week of hot windy weather will totally negate all of the effects of this rain, be careful and play safe out in the big playground.

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There is still a fire at Howes Creek near Putty. Not out yet but getting close I hope.



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two fires near Bingara and Warialda that could affect the road north so please be aware if travelling that way.

frank

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To All Travellers,

Here is a most important website, an Early Warning System for fires, floods, cyclones etc with alternate routing & information for safe travels.

www.ewn.com.au/

Extract from the popular Caravanner's eKit
Keep it on your internet device. I do.

JohnG

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Thank you Renfrew, have bookmarked it.

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hope every one from here in WA is ok and haven't lost any houses or lives over there right now..

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milo wrote:

hope every one from here in WA is ok and haven't lost any houses or lives over there right now..


 last night s news was 50 houses gone in WA fires, and 1 life.



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PERTH HILLS FIRE.........

Firefighters have saved a number of homes in the area.
It has been confirmed that 52 homes have been lost.
Firefighters are now blacking out and starting to mop up.
Two hundred and seventy firefighters and personnel from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, volunteer fire and emergency services, Department of Parks and Wildlife, WA Police, Shire of Mundaring, Department for Child Protection and Family Support, St John Ambulance, Western Power and Water Corporation are currently responding to the fire.
Urban Search and Rescue firefighters will continue to review the safety of the area.
Aerial support will also return if required.

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Watch and Act (Wagga Wagga):

A grass fire is burning near Tasman Road, about 4km east of Wagga Wagga. NSW Rural Fire Service crews are on the scene and working to protect houses under threat. The fire has burnt about five hectares.

from NSW RFS

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NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW crews are working on a fire burning near Gordon Young Drive,

South West Rocks, Kempsey. The fire has burnt more than 100 hectares. Crews are currently backburning in the vicinity of Everglades Place. The fire is currently at Advice alert level. Pic: @9NewsSyd


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OXLEY HWY CLOSED
25 km North east of Coonabarabran(between coona and Gunnedah)

due to a bushfire at rocky Glen
info from Tamworth Prime News

frank



-- Edited by KFT on Monday 20th of January 2014 07:55:34 PM

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OXLEY HWY NOW OPEN WITH CAUTION NEAR THE FIRE AREA 25 km North east of Coonabarabran(between coona and Gunnedah)

due to a bushfire at rocky Glen
info from NSW RFS

frank

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Perth fire now Down-graded to "Watch and Act"

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is no longer travelling
  • It is contained and not contolled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
  • Flames are burning into tree tops.  
  • Firefighters are expecting gusting easterly winds to continue throughout the night.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • One hundred and eighty career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters in thirty two appliances are on the scene. 
  • DFES State Emergency Service, WA Police and the Department of Child Protection and Family Support are also on the scene. 
  • Firefighters are strengthing containment lines.  
  • Aerial support cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.  

kiwijims

 


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I trust that all the fires have been sorted now and that no-one has been to badly affected .Keep safe everyone..Mongrel


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for those of you with smartphones a free app. called FIRES NEAR ME works really good.

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Text just posted to ABC News - Yamba NSW;

"Emergency warning issued for fire at Yamba in NSW; people at Yamba Waters Caravan Park told to seek shelter"



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This is a complete tragedy.
My Head trainer lives in Coutts Crossing and here are some photos of her property alight and you'll see how close to their house the fires were.
Shame on the digusting people who lit these fires, i would love 5 minutes with them grrrrrr
I am happy to say that my friend and her 83 yo mother are ok, both had smoke inhalation and were in hospital but are ok. Now sadly they have loads of damages to repair. At least thanks to the NSW and QLD Fire Depo they saved their house and have kept the roof over their heads... as for the kennel set up and all... that's now just rubble
As much as i love a camp fire these images and news always brings tears to my eyes!













This photo below where you see the brigade's truck lights you can see two lights which are from the house... shows how close the fires were from their house






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