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VIC Bushfires
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »
looks like there having a hell of a time in South East VIC i think its burnt in some total of 1500 ha

Urgent Threat Message for the communities of Darlimurla and surrounds
30/01/2009
   


Incident Information

The Delburn Complex of fires has spotted ahead of the eastern edge of the Darlimurla fire, burning within two kilometres of Boolarra and residents in Boolarra may be directly impacted upon by this fire.

Core Advice

Residents in this area may experience smoke and burning embers reaching their properties, and are advised to patrol their houses to find and put out any burning embers that may be landing.
Protect yourself from radiant heat by wearing correct protective clothing consisting of long-sleeved shirts, long pants, sturdy boots and a broad brimmed hat. On no account should synthetic material be worn.
As the fire front approaches, it will be unsafe to be either on foot or in a car as the heat radiating from the fire will be intense. Buildings will offer the best protection during the passage of a fire front. Close all doors and windows and stay inside the house while the fire passes. Remain alert, extinguish any small fires and if necessary, move outside to burnt ground once the fire has passed.
If you are caught on the road, don't get out and run.
o Pull to the side, preferably in an area clear of tall trees and long grass.
o Put your hazard lights on and close the windows and vents.
o Cover any exposed areas of skin with a woollen blanket and get down as low as possible.
o Only when the fire has passed do you get out and move to safety.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Residents away from home should not try to return to the area as access is limited and the roads may not be safe.
Continue to listen to ABC or local radio for updates on this fire.
Additional Information

People are advised to stay away from the following areas: Yinnar and Boolarra areas
Road closures currently in place:

Mirboo North-Boolarra Road
Strezelecki Highway north and south of Mirboo North
Thorpdale Road to Strzelecki Highway
Strzelecki-Yinnar Road
Creamery Road
Main Road, Yinnar
Darlimurla to Strzelecki Highway Road
Old Darlimurla Road
Boolarra - Mirboo North Road
Strzelecki Highway at Mirboo North

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 12:37:54 PM »
South Australia REALLY HAS IT EASY...


QDR20 ALL. From RDO OWENS. Statewide Update FYI. Fires burning in Mirboo North "Delburn Complex" in R10 is currently at 2149ha and Going, 74 appliances with more S/T enroute & 10 aircraft. Churchill Park (Rowville) in R13, 20ha and Going, 37 appliances (incl MFB Strike Team) & 5 aircraft, currently impacting on multiple homes and HV powerlines. Blanxholme in R5 is currently Contained at 475ha. Fire weather extreme across the state and still increasing. Please remain vigilant. Stay Safe. Cheers Mark

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 12:41:49 PM »
where ya score that info from zippy??

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 12:49:32 PM »
South Australia REALLY HAS IT EASY...


QDR20 ALL. From RDO OWENS. Statewide Update FYI. Fires burning in Mirboo North "Delburn Complex" in R10 is currently at 2149ha and Going, 74 appliances with more S/T enroute & 10 aircraft. Churchill Park (Rowville) in R13, 20ha and Going, 37 appliances (incl MFB Strike Team) & 5 aircraft, currently impacting on multiple homes and HV powerlines. Blanxholme in R5 is currently Contained at 475ha. Fire weather extreme across the state and still increasing. Please remain vigilant. Stay Safe. Cheers Mark


Your right Zipster, we do have it easy "AT THE MOMENT" lets not taunt the fire gods too early though............oh hang on,... I forgot we have FLYNN, taunt on!
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 01:09:38 PM »
FLYNN...gosh i hate that name....reminds me of home and away...

Fire God's ey...more like Fire Princess's

search around for CFA Pager feed's on google Mac13.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 01:17:27 PM »
Why couldnt they have named the skycrane Bluey instead of Flynn  :roll:
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 04:30:19 PM »
i see they have 110 appliances at one of the bushfires.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 05:04:23 PM »
From ABC News - Incident controller CFA "forget the spin doctors - we are in deep scheiße!"
Best comment I have heard in years
All the best CFA hope you guys come out of it ok
Stay safe
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 05:15:36 PM »
Just got of the phone from a CFA friend down that way,some 20 aircraft are battling the fire with little effect,crews have been pulled from the fireline to do asset protection. There are also reports of spot fires and some new fire's in the area.


He did say that someone said on the radio that teh scheiße as well and truely hit the fan.....

Stay safe guys and girls

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 06:19:39 PM »

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 06:20:30 PM »
All of you red blooded Aussies call yourselves South Australians (except you chook, go pick that rice for a while :P) and here you are worrying about VICTORIA.

It make me sick to the very pit of my stomach!

But, that said, hope all you dirty vics are staying safe. I hope we don't have to dirty any of our trucks by going over on strike teams, I don't think the CFS can afford to replace a whole S/T or two worth of contaminated vehicles.

But seriously, looks very bad and hope that the ladies and gents can get on top of it quick smart.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 06:30:08 PM »
where ya score that info from zippy??

From here mac http://www.mazzanet.id.au/pager-cfa.html

The CFA boys really worked hard today with fires at Churchill ,Berwick and Bangholme making for some very interesting moments, all I heard was make tankers 3,10 Pumpers 2,3, Air Support.

They lost 5 houses at one fire today and an MFB strike team was also called for.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 06:34:06 PM by SA Firey »
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 06:40:31 PM »
Sorry Numbers - I'm actually a Mexican (born in Altona, grew up in Melbourne & NE Victoria just try to keep it quiet :-D )
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 06:50:54 PM »
Sorry Numbers - I'm actually a Mexican (born in Altona, grew up in Melbourne & NE Victoria just try to keep it quiet :-D )


 :-o SES AND a Mexican?

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009, 06:55:22 PM »
Yeah I know :oops: & my stars are saying more than likely go back there in less than twelve months :-(
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 08:45:56 PM »
I am also a Victorian, Update of this fire is not good town has run out of water and the town is now under attack from embers,the two fires  have now become one..

Hope the guys and girls take it safe and my old brigade is well in the action down there....

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 08:53:12 PM »
South Australia REALLY HAS IT EASY...

Don't speak too soon, all it takes is 1 lightning strike to start a fire and with these warm winds and high fuel loads, we would be in real danger.
I understand Victoria are doing it tough but it wont take much for S.A to be in a similar situation


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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 09:18:15 PM »
isolated lightning strikes forecast for fair percentage of state 2 mora afternoon with 25-30 knot SE winds so yea don talk to soon..but for sure good luck boys n girls in VIC.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 07:26:17 AM »
http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/incidents/images/news_image/20090131_0800_Delburn_Complex_hi_detail_20875.jpg

inexcess of 6200ha now.

the wind direction is certainly helping take the force of the fire away from Boolarra, but that may change during the day.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 07:49:39 AM by Zippy »

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 07:56:47 AM »
HbBOOL2 G&SC1 GUM PLANTATION FIRE CNR LIMONTIE-BOOLARRA RD/FISHERS RD BOOLARRA SVSE 6882 F11 (352495) F090110172 [BOOL]

Looks to be the most South Eastern part of the fire complex.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 08:06:21 AM »
1 House confirmed lost, possibily upto 11. Hope everyone got out.

Not good at all.
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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 10:07:46 AM »
11:33:02   31-01-09   QDDelburn Fire Update. Fire now 6100+ ha & not fully contained. O/night fire behaviour less than previous night. Crews were focused on asset protection, blacking out & line construction. Confirmed 1 house lost, unconfirmed up to 20 others. Impact assessment crews out today assessing losses. Wx today expected to be slightly milder. This should enable further consolidation of control lines & impact assessment of this fire. Many thanks to all across Reg 10 for the continued support & commitment.OO Allan Rankin.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 10:24:57 AM »
Treat everyone as if they are an idiot, until they prove you otherwise.

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 12:03:40 PM »
NSW RFS are ready to come help join in if needed as per a post on OZFIRE...

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Re: VIC Bushfires
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 12:06:11 PM »
as in they have been asked to go help or is it just a statement from someone saying they would go???