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#1411856 - 12/03/2017 14:44 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
doogasnow Offline
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Another indication of the dryness is the Lightning
To the north of us out around the Yarra Rangers
And noojee area sparked quiet a number of
Fires! Verses through summer they wernt really
Sparking any in those areas.

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#1411883 - 12/03/2017 17:54 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
logansi Offline
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same here, fire now 280ha reported by crews to be a blow out (all lines breached) - air crew now focused on smaller fire due west of Dargo. More aircraft in the sky today that most of summer, coming after some aircraft have gone home.
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#1411901 - 12/03/2017 20:18 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Yeah, I've seen burn offs to the north of
Me around Erica area and can't believe
There even thinking about it!
It's quiet odd considering lack of rainfall
Over the last few weeks

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#1411969 - 13/03/2017 09:40 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Hotspot data from 2am, shows the extent of these 2 fires, aircraft already up this morning.

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#1411997 - 13/03/2017 12:52 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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additional airport now moving to these jobs, now 4 helitacks, 5 bombers and 3 Obs aircraft. Fires now moving in a NW direction. - Air Attack has mostly been focused on the southern fire today.


Edited by logansi (13/03/2017 12:53)
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#1412008 - 13/03/2017 14:04 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Thank you, Logansi, for keeping us informed re these two fires. I'm away atm but, in a worst case scenario, my place is in the firing line should they grow and move southeasterly.

Thankfully, I think it's too late in the season for massive growth and movement. Of course both Samboz and Petros' areas are also potentially affected. At their current size, though, I don't see them (particularly the Crooked River one) being contained without rain or extended cool, calm conditions.

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#1412040 - 13/03/2017 16:41 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Yep likely to late in the season but its been a weird season so always good to stay aware. Large Air Tankers have been working the Crooked River fire this afternoon with 2 drops each out of Avalon. First fires of significant size in the high country in 2 seasons really.


Edited by logansi (13/03/2017 16:41)
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#1412072 - 13/03/2017 19:17 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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It must be pretty dry up through that whole
Area , as another new fire has started more
In a east north east direction than the current
Two and looks like it's taken off as well, with
It already at 80ha

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#1412192 - 14/03/2017 10:18 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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I believe the Wulgulmerang - Splitters Creek fire is a break out of the burn at the same location. frown
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#1412319 - 14/03/2017 16:41 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Update on Dargo fires



The two fires started by lightning strikes on Saturday night, north-west and south-west of Dargo are now 656 and just over 100 hectares respectively.

The fires are in steep, rocky country, with some areas not accessible by vehicles, so Forest Fire Management Victoria crews are using a combination of ground crews, dozers and aircraft to attack them directly and indirectly.

This combination is securing the western edge of the larger Crooked River-Wonnangatta Road fire, north-west of Dargo, with aircraft continuing to work on the south-eastern sector, which is too steep for any other form of suppression.

Fire behaviour on the smaller Waterford-McCarthy Spur West Track fire, south-west of Dargo has quietened and a lot of good work has been done on this fire today.

Crews have been constructing a hand trail on the south-eastern section, supported by some backburning and dozer work.

There's been some fire activity on the northern edge along McCarthys Spur and additional rakehoe lines have been put in here in areas unsuitable for dozers, with aircraft supporting to strengthen control lines.

Some more local roads and tracks have been closed to the public while the control lines are being constructed and people are advised not to enter any forest or park areas in the vicinity of these fires and to be alert to firefighting vehicles and personnel on other roads in the Dargo area.

Smoke will be visible from local communities and roads, and further afield, depending on prevailing winds and smoke drift.

https://www.facebook.com/DELWPGippsland/...?type=3&theater
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#1412367 - 14/03/2017 19:46 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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The crooked river fire must have went for a bit of a run today,when
Looking at the size of the fire compared to yesterday!

Going off the forecast they all might grow a fair bit more
Tommoz and Thursday with wind and heat around.

Forecast of more storms is not good for Thursday for more
Possible new starts!!

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#1412369 - 14/03/2017 19:49 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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The bigger fire area was burnt out a few years back, hopefully the fuel load is reduced from then.

Both fires in mongrel places to access as posted, this will keep the DEWLP(?) crews busy for a while but assisted by canny leadership to meet safety and fuel reduction goals isn't likely to threaten private property.

Hot days ahead don't help, shorter days do.

Todays visible smoke plume was a nice whitish/grey, it isn't burning hot.
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#1412550 - 15/03/2017 14:21 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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This fire at Wulgulmerang is putting up some smoke, visible on the radar, a big burn !!

"Planned Burn
10KM NW WULGULMERANG
Current status In Progress
Last updated Last Saturday at 11:43 AM
Size 3871 HA"

At home some smoke about from the Crooked River area, warming up @ 30C and a very light breeze.
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#1412643 - 15/03/2017 20:49 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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That burn has a few spots outside of the lines thus that 'bushfire' up there too

Smoke warning in place for communities around Sale and Bairnsdale

This Advice is being issued for poor air quality in Dargo, Bairnsdale, Sale and nearby communities, which may be unhealthy for sensitive people.

Smoke from a bushfire burning near Crooked River is currently affecting air quality in Dargo, Bairnsdale, Sale and nearby communities.
Smoke can affect people’s health. You should be aware of the impacts of smoke on you and your family’s health.
Smoke can aggravate existing heart and lung conditions and cause irritated eyes, coughing and wheezing.

Strong winds in the early hours of tomorrow morning however chance of a shower/storm in the afternoon.

Couple of photos from FFM today





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#1412687 - 16/03/2017 10:17 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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New fire near Erica, air craft being deployed and just went to watch and act.

This Watch & Act message is being issued for Caringal, Collins Siding, Erica, Moondarra, Telbit Crossing, Watson, Tyers Junction, Jacob Creek, Western Tyers, Rawson.

There is a bushfire at Morgans Mill that is not yet under control.
The bushfire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Caringal and Tanjil Bran road.
This warning replaces the Advice message issued at 8:40 this morning.
Firefighters are responding to the fire.
a wind change is expected within the next 2 hours that may change the direction of the fire.


Air Craft are now very stretched across the east of the state. Hopefully the rain about to hit this area hits the ground.

The Crooked River has now reached 1400ha, and additional 400ha yesterday afternoon and overnight. FFM update states:

At the Crooked River fire, 19 kilometres north-west of Dargo, the situation remains dynamic, but the south-western flank is being held.

This fire is expected to spread to the north, south and east and will probably cross Billy Goat Bluff track to the east at some stage today.

The forecast south-west wind change this afternoon will increase fire behaviour on the north-eastern edge of the McCarthy Spur fire and the south-eastern edge of the Crooked River fire, so our focus will be on those areas.


Edited by logansi (16/03/2017 10:18)
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#1412691 - 16/03/2017 10:58 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Rawson fire spreading quickly, now 30ha
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#1412706 - 16/03/2017 11:56 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Yeah can clearly see the raw son fire from
We're I am at yallourn

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#1412707 - 16/03/2017 12:02 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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The rainy front might impact it with some luck, just started light rain here which is about 50km east of Rawson.

Doesn't look to be much so far as it approaches here.

edit...meant to thank you for the excellent pics throughout the thread loganski, thanks !


Edited by samboz (16/03/2017 12:04)
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#1412783 - 16/03/2017 17:28 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Yeah your right samboz the rain we got
Would have had zero effect on those fires 😨
0.4mm was the most recorded around here
At Warragul/nilma!!

Interesting to see weather or not they
Can get on top of the Erica raw son
Fire before the warmer weather returns

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#1412785 - 16/03/2017 17:40 Re: 2016/2017 Bushfire season [Re: logansi]
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Seems to be calming down a bit, watch and act removed and aircraft have been on the ground at LTV for the last hour or so.
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