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Buffalo, too hot to handle??

gordoste
8/02/2009
6:12:52 PM
On 8/02/2009 Capt_mulch wrote:
>BTW - anyone heard from M9 ? He seemed pretty worked up early this morning
>about their situation in Yackandanda. The Beechworth fire is only 14km
>from Yack and could head in that direction.

I'm guessing he's out, but his answering machine still works. I'll try him again later tonight.
dalai
8/02/2009
9:14:28 PM
Thanks Gordoste. Hoping he is okay!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8/02/2009
11:19:49 PM
Cheers for the thoughts fella's

11pm and the Yack valley is still OK at the moment. Dedarang is copping it and the fire has jumped east of the Kiewa Rv and now spotting onto the Eskdale spur which opens up new communities to fire threat.
Weather man reckons wind is going to south about 3am & this will turn the north flank of the fire adjacent me back onto my direction. The local fire authorities are concerned about this...

The two confirmed deaths (of 84 in Vic, and over 750 houses lost at present), that happened at Mudgeegonga are close. About 12 km away, ... or about half an hour away at present fire speed ...

Am going to get some sleep since have been up about 40 hrs straight now. Gutters are full and I have the lawn sprinklers on short cycles. Will set the alarm for 2.30am to get up and play 'spotto the ember' again.
Have liaised with neighbours to roster patrol our paddocks. A system so we can all get some sleep if this goes on for any length of time.

It is strangely peaceful. Fullish blood red moon in the smoke, and the overflow from my gutter dripping in slow staccato like a clock onto dry autumn-like leaf litter that has blown onto the lawn.
Rob668
9/02/2009
7:34:12 AM
Good luck. Fingers & toes are crossed for you

gordoste
9/02/2009
8:11:21 AM
rained here in albury this morning - only about 5 drops but it's significantly cooler. Hopefully it will help slow things down

climbau
9/02/2009
8:33:11 PM
Ballarat is quite chilly at the moment. The flight down to melbourne from sydney was still a vista of
smoke plumes though.

Hope all is well with you M9.
Any other chockys had flame issues?

Sabu
10/02/2009
10:47:35 AM
Anyone know how things went in Yackandanda & surrounds over the last day?

gordoste
10/02/2009
7:19:05 PM
As far as I can make out, things went well, it was a bit cooler today and a number of towns are not under threat any more (but remain on alert). Backburning is being conducted within containment lines, so there's been more smoke in Albury today.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
11/02/2009
9:03:52 PM
Weather is cooler. 'Beechworth fire' is largely contained and the containment lines are being strengthened before the wind picks up and the weather warms up.
Southern horizon is still 'all a-glow', ... but not the obscene red that it was on Sunday.
It is not regarded as under 'control' yet, and local residents are still advised to be wary.
My immediate neighbours are quite a supportive 'community'. I am glad I live here.

gordoste
12/02/2009
4:14:45 PM
is it raining there today? sky looks pretty dark to the south of Wodonga

IdratherbeclimbingM9
12/02/2009
5:04:27 PM
On 12/02/2009 gordoste wrote:
>is it raining there today? sky looks pretty dark to the south of Wodonga

Hip, hop, hooray.
Yes it has / is, and just as importantly there has been no lightning (that I know of), with it.
ZERO
12/02/2009
5:32:13 PM
Hey Rod
Glad to hear you are well.
I have been on the fire line at Happy Vally/Rosewhite areafor the last 4 days.

I reckon everyone can do their part by not placing themselves (and rescue parties) in potentially fatal locations until "under control" becomes FIRE COMPLETELY OUT!!

There are new fires starting every day from spotting, and a few weeks off climbing won't kill you, whereas a spot fire at the bottom of your gully will.

fish boy
12/02/2009
8:48:41 PM
Hey steve, glad to hear you well!

Nick

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/02/2009
10:49:39 AM
Ditto to fish boy post.

>fire line at Happy Vally/Rosewhite

A bad area indeed from what I have heard. Well done kayakerSteve. I also guess you will be busy for months with fallen trees on tracks etc.

Checked the rain gauge this morning.
16.6 mm.
Good to have it, but since my gutters were blocked to retain water in them for dousing embers, none of it went into my tank as they overflowed!
Ground was so dry one can hardly tell where the water went ...
ZERO
13/02/2009
4:16:42 PM
The advisory below is from the Parks Vic website www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

"Due to high fire danger, Parks Victoria advises against entering Mount Buffalo National Park. Parks Victoria is particularly concerned about visitors driving or walking into remote areas where they may become caught in changing conditions. Lake Catani campground and the Dingo Dell Café remain closed until further notice."

Thanks Fishboy and M9 for your thoughts.

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