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Old 22-01-2020, 04:29 PM
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Canberra fire 2km from me

Currently an Emergency Alert for a fire 2km from us, around Pialligo and headed towards Queanbeyan. Seems road out curently cut.

From ice and rain to now a freaking fire in Canberra...went from Watch and Act a little while back to full Emergency.

Time to load the car and consider getting out for a while.
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Old 22-01-2020, 04:36 PM
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Hope they get this grassfire under control before it hits Oaks Estate.

Have a good trip Lewis!
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:03 PM
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Airport and ESA personnel briefed us just now.

Fire IS heading to Oaks Estate currently.
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:30 PM
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Seems under control FOR NOW.

Wind still blowing towards QBN, but becoming more fluky as is typical this time of afternoon.

Sprinklers all on - ESA guys said DO IT. So we are.
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:33 PM
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Did you grab the Taks, Lewis ?
Nothing else matters LOL...

I know what's to go in my car, after wife and kids...
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:34 PM
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NOTHING but lives matter. Not taking anything but the kids and cat.

Not heading out yet. Plan ready though, and that is STILL to storm the airport.
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Old 22-01-2020, 06:01 PM
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Downgraded now to watch and act for us but still hazardous for QBN
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Old 22-01-2020, 06:25 PM
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Did you grab the Taks, Lewis ?
Nothing else matters LOL...

I know what's to go in my car, after wife and kids...
But what Unicorn do you pack?

Glad to hear itís been downgraded Lewis. I had a bushfire 2.5km from me a few weeks back, luckily it wasnít likely to cross the freeway I was on the other side of but still a little too close for comfort.
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Old 22-01-2020, 06:53 PM
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Down to Advice level now.
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Old 23-01-2020, 09:44 AM
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DC-10 fire tanker arrived this morning seemingly as a precaution.
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Old 23-01-2020, 12:19 PM
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I fear a miserable long weekend is coming....

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Old 23-01-2020, 01:20 PM
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Blowing hot and hard in Sydney too. Recipe for disaster. 41c at the back right now.
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Old 23-01-2020, 01:23 PM
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Pialligo burned a good 6 hrs today. Trees catching fire in Woden and Phillip.

Yes, might emigrate at this rate
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Old 23-01-2020, 01:26 PM
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Sorry to hear. Keep safe one and all.

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Old 23-01-2020, 07:06 PM
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Just heard the terrible news about a plane crash and crew killed, fire fighters, should never have happened
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Old 23-01-2020, 07:07 PM
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It could be worse - Apparently Sydney had 45 degrees one day back in 2003 though I don’t remember it being that bad.

The gale blowing all day in this heat though is what’s really killing trees and vegetation. Outside my office half the trees are dead.
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Old 23-01-2020, 07:38 PM
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Lewis I hope you feel less threatened. Scarey isn't it.
I wonder if it's such a good ideed China planting all those trees to reclaim desert.
I need to come up with a machine that can gather leaf litter as I can't see burning off will be an option in the future.
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Old 23-01-2020, 07:59 PM
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We had a fire this morning at Milton about 2km from our weekender. At the same time a number of bigger fires further down the coast.Thankfully and amazingly the local RFS has it under control in a couple of hours during a 35 to 50km/hr dust storm that raged all day
My hats off to these RFS guys and all volunteers !!
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It could be worse - Apparently Sydney had 45 degrees one day back in 2003 though I donít remember it being that bad.

I worked out in it at a Kellyville subdivision at the time. It was a hot summer. Channel 10's Tim Bailey was talking "scorchas" on a regular basis.
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Old 24-01-2020, 09:08 AM
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I have seen lots of fires...and I may have mentioned this before...in the 1994 fires we lived on the river and evacuated to my small sail boat.22 ft bluebird. The fire came over the ridge ..a fire ball 300 feet began to swirl above the tree tops..I took bearings it was that big..it looed like an over saturated Sun in ha landed on the top of the cliff.
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