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#1478642 - 06/12/2018 17:06 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Bushed areas seem very dry from areas i've seen across the west both flying and on the ground. Its been a dry year and practically no major rain fall events, say 30mm+ which have the biggest impact of how 'wet' the bush is.

Awesome to see our Large Air Tankers in action









Edited by logansi (06/12/2018 17:11)
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#1478657 - 06/12/2018 18:41 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Talk that Night fire fightning helicopter will be deployed to this fire, even if not needed fire will be used for training. May well be the first fire in Australia to fire bombed at night.
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#1478712 - 07/12/2018 11:53 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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BULBAN RD LITTLE RIVER just went make tankers 20 I think, only just got the radio up but looks like 20 paged.

Further, fire has jumped BULBAN RD LITTLE RIVER, make tankrs 40 at least, fire running very hard toward little river township, request emergency warning and text to people in area, spotting and request multiple aircraft including large air tankers if available.

Fire to impact Geelong line, request line closure.


Edited by logansi (07/12/2018 11:56)
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#1478714 - 07/12/2018 12:18 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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It is strongly recommended that you Evacuate Now if you are located in Mambourin, Manor.

There is a bushfire at LittleRiver that is not yet under control
This fire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Manor Road.
If you are located in Mambourin or Manor you should evacuate now.
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#1478719 - 07/12/2018 13:10 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Why, fires had to be on Hot Day seem odd than any other day. I am sick of media don't say how and why fires started.

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#1478723 - 07/12/2018 14:49 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: chasers addict]
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Originally Posted By: chasers addict
Why, fires had to be on Hot Day seem odd than any other day. I am sick of media don't say how and why fires started.


Being treated as suspicious

Little River fire downgraded to Watch and Act

This Watch & Act message is for Mambourin, Manor.

There is a grassfire at LittleRiver that is not yet under control.
Firefighters have been able to stop the spread of the fire, but the fire remains active within fire boundaries
This Watch and Act replaces the previous evacuation notice.





Fire is well over 1000ha

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#1478724 - 07/12/2018 15:08 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Just had a listen to the scanner archive for the start of the fire in little river, original fire involved 3 separate fires which joined, Little River tanker was on scene within 8 mins of the 000 call requesting 40 tankers and fire was already 800m long on multiple fronts. Fire had moved from Kirks Bridge Road, crossed Edgars road and was about to cross Bulbans Rd.

Also quite an extrodany call from Little River Captain, sounds like they almost had it held at Bulbans Rd radio but in the middle of a road call they discovered it had jumped the road behind them, knew they had lost it at that point.


Edited by logansi (07/12/2018 15:13)
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#1478824 - 08/12/2018 17:36 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Numerous fires starting North of Bairnsdale and twds Orbost and Cann River, large amount of lightning in area, aircraft up working multiple fires and others doing recce's. 8 Fires at current count.
The is some rain with these storms (7mm at Orbost) but lightning is occurring outside the rain core.


Edited by logansi (08/12/2018 17:38)
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#1478848 - 08/12/2018 20:25 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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First time i've seen a district wide warning:

This message is being issued for East Gippsland East of the Snowy River.

There has been a band of lightening move across East Gippsland and a number of bushfires have been ignited. Individual messages are not being created due to the number of reports.
Firefighters are currently responding and dealing with each report.
Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
This message was issued



Now 16 separate fires
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#1478894 - 09/12/2018 08:53 Re: 2018/19 Fire Season Update and Discussion [Re: logansi]
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Certainly a good backstop with the forecast
looking wet into next week.

A quick squiz at the BOM forecast for next week
@ Buchan, indicates plenty of overcast and showery
although 31C Wed. is a bit hot.

Low wind speed also seemed to be the trend at this
stage, hoping all goes OK before some decent rain
assists.

Similiar f'cast for Combienbar although both areas
have further thunderstorm activity Thur/Fri/Sat.




Edited by samboz (09/12/2018 08:57)

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