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Fires in California and New South Wales
« on: 09.11. 2019 10:06 »
If you live in an area that is affected by these fires, I sincerely hope that you and your families are safe.

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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #1 on: 09.11. 2019 19:55 »
G'day GB.
I don't think we have any members in the region of the fires. Trevinoz is a bit south and duTch a bit north but I do know people up that way.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #2 on: 10.11. 2019 12:25 »
The view from near my house on Friday. 150 metres distant.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #3 on: 10.11. 2019 12:32 »
Holy feck. I hope you are safe fella.

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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #4 on: 10.11. 2019 13:36 »
Ditto
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #5 on: 10.11. 2019 14:25 »
wow, hoping it does not reach houses. Good luck.

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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #6 on: 10.11. 2019 15:41 »
Jeez - hope your safe mate.

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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #7 on: 10.11. 2019 19:11 »
G'day Col.
Sorry mate forgot about you up in the Hunter. How'd ya go over weekend?
Hope all is well.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #8 on: 11.11. 2019 13:39 »
Australia, BBC news reported 'never before seen conditions' for tomorrow, wind\heat, looks very bad.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #9 on: 11.11. 2019 18:31 »
G'day fellas.
First time in my memory that my area is in the "catastrophic fire danger" zone. https://tinyurl.com/tzp4cuw
One ciggy butt or the sun rays through a broken bottle could be devastating. Fingers crossed!
One good news story was of a family who's home burnt to the ground. The only thing left was the safe. Inside was grandads 1st WW medal unharmed.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #10 on: 11.11. 2019 19:15 »
G'day fellas.
First time in my memory that my area is in the "catastrophic fire danger" zone. https://tinyurl.com/tzp4cuw
One ciggy butt or the sun rays through a broken bottle could be devastating. Fingers crossed!
One good news story was of a family who's home burnt to the ground. The only thing left was the safe. Inside was grandads 1st WW medal unharmed.
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed for anyone who's home is at risk.

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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #11 on: 12.11. 2019 03:34 »
Thanks Fellas,
Survived OK. Today is Hell on Earth - 38 degrees C and 60-70 Km/hr winds from the hot heart of Australia.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #12 on: 12.11. 2019 09:02 »
Thanks Fellas,
Survived OK. Today is Hell on Earth - 38 degrees C and 60-70 Km/hr winds from the hot heart of Australia.
Col

Know exactly what you mean. Our town (Port Lincoln) got roasted on the outskirts yesterday, 36 /38 degrees, 70 / 80 kph winds. Fire heading straight for the township but was stopped before doing too much damage, a few sheds & 1 or 2 houses burnt though. Water bombers are worth their weight in gold, without them the town would have been toast.
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Re: Fires in California and New South Wales
« Reply #13 on: 12.11. 2019 10:28 »
The fire trucks ( 12 of them ) have just left the grass fire down Bent's basin Rd.
One local truck will be there all night just in case there is still a hot spot that flares up overnight.

These sorts of events happening were just a matter of time.
Local council is broke as is just about every rural council because of rate increase pegging to 75% of CPI introduced by the Greiner Government to get the votes of landlords.
Thus there is no money for maintenance of the vegitation on council land, public reserves and roadsides.
Add to that the mess Koperberg made of the volunteer's and their hazard reduction burn regieme and fire storms like this are going to happen every time the weather conditions are like this.
Then there is the National Parks & Wildfires Department , grossly under funded and suffering from a a bad case of "white man knows everything" so still ignoring the traditional burning techniques that were done by a couple of black fellas with  branches.
Top all this off with the apartment living "environmentalist " who drive past on Sunday afternoon in their air conditioned hybrid cars and then make complaints to the minister cause they see the home owners mowing a safety strip behind their back fences in a  conservation reserve , that has 10' tall weed grasses , lantanna & rampant blackberries because the local council does not have the money to maintain it.
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