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Bushfire Season 07/08

Safer Cliffs Vic
18/11/2007
10:12:10 PM
I'll start up a new topic after our near miss on the weekend. Yep, the temps were high and the wind was strong - and yet another fire has erupted in the Grampians. This time it was a spot fire (lightening?) that appeared around 10am this morning on the Emu Foot Track, which is the access to Eureka Walls, Lost World, Gondwanaland in the Victoria Ranges. We smelt the smoke at the carpark and decided to bail - and were met with a posse of fast moving fire trucks, planes and rangers coming the other direction. According to the the DSE page, this fire has been contained at 6pm tonight
http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/fires/updates/report/index2.htm?

So, keep your eyes out and report anything that looks suss. The place is tinder dry...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/11/2007
9:27:28 AM
>anything that looks suss

Like climbers bailing from the scene?

(Damn those drill bits get hot!)

Heh, heh, heh.
:)

bluey
19/11/2007
10:03:36 AM
DSE media release on bushfires today includes this:

...and a nine hectare fire at the Grampians, approximately 10 kilometres southeast of Cherrypool is contained (meaning that the spread of the fire has been halted even though it may still be burning within control lines)...


nmonteith
19/11/2007
10:12:10 AM
They did actually think we had started it and were trying to run away! They wrote down our rego and
names and asked stern questions. We were just bummed that our days climbing was ruined - we had just
driven all the way from Bundaleer, and we had to turn around and drive back again.

BadBrad of the Isles
19/11/2007
11:08:59 AM
Speaking of fires there looked to be a rather large one burning north? of Araps on Sunday. Made for some interesting viewing as the wind whipped the smoke about, anyone have any details?

nmonteith
19/11/2007
11:30:28 AM
On 19/11/2007 BadBrad of the Isles wrote:
>Speaking of fires there looked to be a rather large one burning north?
>of Araps on Sunday. Made for some interesting viewing as the wind whipped
>the smoke about, anyone have any details?

That's the Little Desert National Park going up in smoke!

LITTLE DESERT-SALT LAKE TRACK
20KM SW DIMBOOLA
9:50 Nov 19
Going
13900 hectares

BadBrad of the Isles
19/11/2007
11:44:22 AM
So now its a bigger desert national park? ;-)
hero
19/11/2007
12:17:31 PM
No, that's still to the North.

bluey
19/11/2007
1:37:00 PM
Hot stuff.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/fire-risk-rises-as-state-sizzles/2007/11/19/1195321661083.html

Sabu
Online Now
7/12/2007
5:22:28 PM
Just heard about this via the news:
Wimmera
There is a fire burning in the Little Desert National Park at Jungkum Track, 15 Km north west of Mt Arapiles. The fire has burnt 300 hectares and DSE crews and aircraft are attending the fire.

http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/DSE/nrenfoe.nsf/LinkView/5444E95166CBCD42CA2572140025558D18F7495CDE979F6D4A256DEA00141013

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