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RE: Fire Updates


If travelling in W.A. please check...... A.B.C. emergency report in the General Section.

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S.A. Bushfires update; Mon 5/01/2015

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-05/adelaide-hills-bushfires-teams-sent-in-to-assess-damage/5999750

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Monday 5th Jan 2014. Bush fire in Armadale area which is south east Perth metro. Plenty of houses and bush. Been very hot today and had a few rainless thunder storms

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S.A. Fires up-date Tue 6/1/15

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-06/up-to-38-houses-destroyed-by-sa-bushfires/6002952

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S.A. fires up-date Wed 7/1/15

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-07/firefighters-work-to-secure-bushfire-ahead-of-wind-change/6003446

 

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The Bushfire in Bullsbrook is still going, now threatening Ellenbrook a Suburb North of Bullsbrook.

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Maralla Road in Ellenbrook in the City of Swan
Monday 12 January 2015 - 5:14 PM

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Maralla Road in Ellenbrook in the City of Swan. 


 The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
 There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
 You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
 The fire started between Banrock Drive and Maralla Road and is burning towards Maralla Road. 


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
 The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly direction.
 It is out of control and unpredictable.
 Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire. 
 This means homes and property in Maralla Road may be threatened by the fire.

K.J.

 

 



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There is mention of another fire in Ellenbrook which seems to have been deliberately lit,

 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-12/bullsbrook-bushfire-emergency/6013400?section=wa

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To digress a little, have a look at this Russian fire fighting aircraft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6ZTEM4smKs



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Two fires burning near Perth.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-27/bushfire-threatening-lives-and-homes-in-northern-perth/6048504

K.J..

 

 



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 27th of January 2015 09:51:41 PM

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/emergency-warning-for-bushfire-at-waroona-western-australia/6059250

 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-01/wa-bushfire-flares-out-of-control/6060222?section=wa

 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-02/northcliffe-bushfire-threatening-homes/6061650

 

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DAY 8 OF THE BUSHFIRES IN W.A.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-07/crews-continue-battle-on-wa-northcliffe-boddington-bushfires/6076438

 

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DAY 9 OF THE W.A. BUSHFIRES,    TODAY WE WILL HAVE 40 DEG WITH GUSTY WINDS...........

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-08/fire-fears-with-hot-windy-conditions-dry-lightning-expected/6017298?section=wa

 

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W.A. FIRES 09/02/2019   DAY 10  WALPOLE CUT OFF, HIGHWAY CLOSED.....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-09/highway-remains-closed-firefightes-battle-northcliffe-bushfire/6079310?section=wa

 

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FIRE UPDATE DAY 12   11/02/201

Bushfire ADVICE for Northcliffe in the Shire of Manjimup
Wednesday 11 February 2015 - 4:34 PM
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
 
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area:
? South of Yeagarup Road, Ritter Road, Barker Road, Crowea Road, Lane Poole Road, Deeside Coast Road, South Western Highway and Bevan Road.
? West of Thomson Road and west of South Western Highway from Beardmore Road to Broke Inlet Road.
? North of Beardmore Road, Broke Inlet Road, Chesapeake Road and Windy Harbour Road.
? East of the coast line.
This includes the township of Northcliffe and the settlement of Windy Harbour.
? There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
? Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
? The bushfire is contained by not fully controlled.
? The fire is currently stationary due to favourable weather conditions.
? There are still hot spots around the fire and fire activity along most of the eastern side of the fire and east of Deeside Coast Road, in the vicinity of the South Western Highway.5
Two houses and numerous sheds have been confirmed lost.
 The fire was reported at 10am on Friday 30 January 2015.
 The fire is approximately 95,000 hectares with a perimeter of about 331 kilometres. 

 



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Just logged in and I see KiwiJims has been keeping you informed about the fires. With the Northcliffe area almost local, I followed what they were enduring closely. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, including fire-fighters from Victoria and New South Wales, and now a contingent from Queensland, the final wrap is 98,300 hectares burnt. The was no loss of human life, no reported loss of farm animals, but the amount of wildlife lost in such a big and intensely hot fire must be huge. People have returned to Northcliffe, and those from Windy Harbour are now able to come and go. However many roads and tracks in the area are still closed until declared safe.

With more of an impact on travellers, is the closure of the South West Highway between Wheatley Coast Road intersection 29 kilometres south of Manjimup, and Crystal Springs 13 kilometres west of Walpole. This 106 kilometre section of the highway is still closed while it is repaired and made safe. The opening of the highway is a priority, but it will still take some weeks to complete. Options are to travel between the South West Highway and Albany/Denmark include the Muir Highway from Manjimup, or to choose the Albany Highway.

The fire at Lower Hotham concurrent with the one at Northcliffe together burnt a massive amount of forest and private land. The south west of Western Australia is a summer fire risk area. Although these particular fires were started by lightning strike, the tinderbox we live in her during summer means that no campfires can be lit throughout most of the South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions during the summer months. Facebook members can see more about the fires, campfires and other topical subjects on my page "Australia So Much to See".

While the land is dry and parched in summer, I have seen so many caravans coming through town, even more since the school holidays finished. Visit the South West in winter, when all is green and pretty, and bushfire risk is minimal, and travel safe.

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Tuesday 24 February 2015 - 3:34 PM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in western parts of Casuarina and Anketell, and the eastern part of Bertram in the City of Kwinana, bounded by Anketell Road, Treeby Road, Bombay Boulevard, Orton Road and Johnson Road. This includes the Kwinana Freeway.
 
 
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W.A. Welcomes Autumn,

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-02/wa-firefighters-warn-summer-over-but-fire-danger-remains/6271950?section=wa

 

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Tasmanian Bushfire will be up-dated here shortly.

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Lefroy Bushfire in Tasmania

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-04/lefroy-bushfire-residents-told-to-prepare-for-evacuation/6279762

 

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Tassie Fire up-date Thu 5/03,.....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-05/water-bombing-planes-help-tackle-tasmanian-blaze/6281696?section=tas

 

I hope there are no Grey Nomads camping in this area ?

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Oh dear I have a fire: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the eastern part of Yangebup and C0ckburn in the City of C0ckburn.WA



-- Edited by iana on Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:17:30 PM

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Oh dear I have a fire: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the eastern part of Yangebup and C0ckburn in the City of C0ckburn.WA



-- Edited by iana on Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:17:30 PM


You're dead right there iana, had a bit of a slack morning today missed that one,

 http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=13686

 

There is also an EMERGERCY WARNING for people in the ASHFIELD & BASSENDEAN AREA'S

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=13689

Now that's getting very close to the City Centre.

 

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NEW ALERTS FOR FIRES IN PERTH JUST POSTED   5.45PM 5/03/2015.............

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alerts-List.aspx?Incident=Bushfire%20alerts%20for%20the%20Perth%20region%20and%20surrounding%20areas%20%2D%2004%2F12%2F2014%2010%3A19%20AM

 

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I was faced with this once in a life time decision, to stay and protect my home or ------ go and watch the Freo Dockers play. I weighed up all the pros and cons and spent sometime contemplating the consequences, about 2 nano seconds and went and watched the Dockers.

Choppers everywhere, water bombers and what sounded like every fire appliance in the district attending the fire.

Fire died down just have a house that smells smokey.



-- Edited by iana on Friday 6th of March 2015 12:31:26 AM



-- Edited by iana on Friday 6th of March 2015 12:31:46 AM

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iana wrote:

I was faced with this once in a life time decision, to stay and protect my home or ------ go and watch the Freo Dockers play. I weighed up all the pros and cons and spent sometime contemplating the consequences, about 2 nano seconds and went and watched the Dockers.

Choppers everywhere, water bombers and what sounded like every fire appliance in the district attending the fire.

Fire died down just have a house that smells smokey.



-- Edited by iana on Friday 6th of March 2015 12:31:26 AM



-- Edited by iana on Friday 6th of March 2015 12:31:46 AM


Great Pic's there  iana,  Being a Dockers supporter myself, I would have done the same thing.

Don't worry about the smoke, just invite a few of the Dockers around and they will blow the house clean in no time. biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Dockers blown to bits.jpg

We had a bit of wind here last season.

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Bushfire ADVICE for the Victoria Highway near Lake Argyle in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
Sunday 3 May 2015 - 3:45 PM

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Victoria Highway near the intersection of Lake Argyle Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area. 
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in the Northern Territory and is now burning in inaccessible grassland towards the Victoria Highway.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

K.J.



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There are a number of apps out there that are applicable to fires in each state also a wide range of Webb sites run by state and local brigades that provide regular updates on fires and other types of emergencies are covered by the State Emergency Service, I recently found another very good app which covers all types of emergency incidents in all states and from what I can see is well up to date with its information and best of all it's free.

The app is emergency Aus .

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I did read yesterday there is a fire up at Bluewater, just north of Townsville. Had burned part of a dwelling and destroyed a shed, still burning in bush nearby.



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