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« Reply #255 on: December 05, 2019, 04:34:43 PM »
Seems dry everywhere here AJ.
We have below average rainfall where I am even though still a bit of green around due to some recent rains. Rain in spring and summer just makes more fuel for later in the season.
January and February is usually when the SHTF fire wise in Vic.
Here is some quite accurate Wikipedia info on Black Saturday fires I often refer to.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires
This was a shit fight. Weather that day was horrendous. We were in the middle of it but got out unscathed due to a wind change when Kilmore East fire was about 10km from Wallan.

Fires so far:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-06/properties-destroyed-total-fire-bans-in-place-as-nsw-burns/11772568
Real time updates:
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map/Pages/default.aspx
West Oz getting in on the action:
https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/
Still pretty calm down here in Victoria:
https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/


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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #256 on: December 05, 2019, 04:47:44 PM »

Here is some quite accurate Wikipedia info on Black Saturday fires I often refer to.

You need to write that article about Black Saturday in Oz!

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« Reply #257 on: December 05, 2019, 05:06:38 PM »

Here is some quite accurate Wikipedia info on Black Saturday fires I often refer to.

You need to write that article about Black Saturday in Oz!

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Plan to this summer.
Expecting a replay any day soon...

Have just been reading the wikipedia page and am choking up remembering the day. Obviously still effects me and I was not directly impacted. I was preparing for the firefight when the wind changed and sent the freight train from hell to Kinglake. Place I regularly cut firewood burnt to the ground and friends narrowly escaped despite best efforts to do everything wrong... This will be in the essay..

Visited Marysville about 12 months later, which had less loss of life than Kinglake (Just), but was hit pretty bad. I was absolutely shocked. Place was literally no longer on the map. Main street was bare paddock where houses and shops had been. This really brought it into perspective.

Like I said, I will write a personal account of the day this Christmas break. 


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« Reply #258 on: December 05, 2019, 05:12:07 PM »
Like I said, I will write a personal account of the day this Christmas break. 

Personal, Boots on the Ground articles are the very BEST the Diner has to offer.  I look forward to reading that account.

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