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Ummmn....fire #5299563 12/20/19 03:21 AM
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Those that don't know, there's a little bit of s fire thing happening in Oz at present...one of them is bigger than Wales...or any number of 4,000 square km countries.

Here's that fire... [Linked Image]

That fire in the state..
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And the closeness to the two places I spend most time at...
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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299564 12/20/19 03:26 AM
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And here it us up close and personal...

The bit near my place hadn't crowned, but the fire itself has been ridiculously unpredictable

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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299567 12/20/19 04:04 AM
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Quite the scale similar to what hit Ft. McMurray, SK here a few years ago. I never realized at the time how horrific these fires can be until I saw it on the news. Yours is a little close for comfort so I would imagine your community is on evacuation watch. Be safe.



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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299589 12/20/19 05:52 AM
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It reminds me of a recent trip to California. Stay safe!!


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299614 12/20/19 06:35 AM
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Sadly two NSW Rural firefighters died while on active duty today. Both fathers of young children.

Very sad news.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299619 12/20/19 06:46 AM
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Besides the heat is there a reason so many fires? In Calif a lot of the fires were PG&E electric power lines. Add that to a an area that is pretty dry.

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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299621 12/20/19 06:49 AM
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Possible arson ?

Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Donald] #5299630 12/20/19 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Besides the heat is there a reason so many fires? In Calif a lot of the fires were PG&E electric power lines. Add that to a an area that is pretty dry.

This is a yearly occurrence in Australia. This year has been particularly bad due to drier conditions.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299634 12/20/19 07:11 AM
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Fundamentally it’s very hot and it hasn’t rained much for a long time. Very hot and very dry, with the smallest thing now able to start a fine.

Today the state of Victoria had it’s hottest ever December day on record at 47.4C (117.3F)

Most of the country have total fire bans in place (Vic, NSW, SA, WA and QLD).

In my green belt suburb a few fires have randomly ignited in local green (brown) areas, that the local residents have jumped on and put out before the fire brigade arrived.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: PimTac] #5299635 12/20/19 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac

This is a yearly occurrence in Australia.


Not like this, this year is different, scary different.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299647 12/20/19 07:52 AM
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Stay safe brother! Keep checking in here with us so we will know that you're ok.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299670 12/20/19 08:29 AM
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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299684 12/20/19 08:43 AM
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Ya'll had fires when I was there in 2001.

Sydney and lots of other places were heavily smoked.

I was at the Wamumbra Tracking station (check my spelling) around Christmas just after the detainees set fire to it as a protest.

Add to that the 38-40℃ temps. Heat and fire became the theme of that visit.

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We sent 50 Canadian fire fighters to NSW. I hope they are some help. Good luck.


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Re: Ummmn....fire [Re: Shannow] #5299692 12/20/19 08:54 AM
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Wow! Stay safe Shannow!


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