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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614714
31/01/20 06:18 AM
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I should add the following commentary from the ABC Canberra.

This terrifying dashcam footage from the Currowan fire earlier this month has been shared by a South Coast fire brigade as a reminder of how quickly a bushfire can move.
The Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade was in the Shoalhaven region on January 4 when a firestorm blew through - luckily, they saw it coming and were able to protect themselves, many quickly fleeing the area.


The footage was filmed from the cabin of a fire vehicle that could not move or decided not to.
You can see they have activated the emergency "halo" which is a sprinkler system mounted on the roof of the vehicle to spray a protective ring of water around the vehicle if it is over run by a fire event. Not sure it would be much fun inside but they probably rolled down the fire blankets on the side windows as extra protection.


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614721
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From very near my house.

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Bushfires, then Hail, Then bushfires again. I assume Hail again next week?

Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614726
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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: ChrisConvertible] #614746
31/01/20 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisConvertible
From very near my house.

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Bushfires, then Hail, Then bushfires again. I assume Hail again next week?


Going from that, I would suggest a plague of locusts and death of the first born. Possibly a sea of boils.

An awful situation for our Australian cousins. Not just for those who have lost so much, but also for those living in fear of losing it all.


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614754
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My suburb is pretty hilly and a bit like an amphitheatre open at the bottom, so that photo is from the other side looking down but I can't see it as I look the wrong way, but the house that photo would have been taken from is about the same distance as my house to the fires.

Tuesday night the fire in the photo covered 5,000 hectares and is now 19,000 hectares, I think it was 30km from my house in the photo and is now 20km based on how close it is to other places. So it seems to be getting larger at a more rapid rate than closer.

Listening to the radio to find out how close the fire are getting and whether to evacuate or not. I have backed up a lot of stuff from my computer onto an external drive, thrown some important papers in a box, a change of clothes in a bag, our wedding photos together with a couple of other photo albums and my two favourite guitars in my badly hail damaged car ready in case we have to go quickly. Just hoping the fires keep away.

Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614793
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Finger Cross ist mit enough to say but my english ist not good enough to send you and your whole country my best wishes. I wish you all the best!!


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614799
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
I should add the following commentary from the ABC Canberra.

This terrifying dashcam footage from the Currowan fire earlier this month has been shared by a South Coast fire brigade as a reminder of how quickly a bushfire can move.
The Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade was in the Shoalhaven region on January 4 when a firestorm blew through - luckily, they saw it coming and were able to protect themselves, many quickly fleeing the area.


The footage was filmed from the cabin of a fire vehicle that could not move or decided not to.
You can see they have activated the emergency "halo" which is a sprinkler system mounted on the roof of the vehicle to spray a protective ring of water around the vehicle if it is over run by a fire event. Not sure it would be much fun inside but they probably rolled down the fire blankets on the side windows as extra protection.

Here is a link to an article that includes the video.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/...s-story/667ecb202430a07bd366316a84c04752


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: OZ 4/4] #614801
31/01/20 03:55 PM
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Chris: Fully understand the emotions you are going through, not easy hang in there and be ready to go. Seven years ago we had severe fires here in the mountains, from our house we watched the fire move around 5 miles in under 30 minutes as it had created its own wind storm. Luckily for us it moved up the adjacent valley and we were OK, our escape routes were blocked. As they say here its not if there will be a fire its when!!


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: bmgermany] #614847
31/01/20 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bmgermany
Finger Cross ist mit enough to say but my english ist not good enough to send you and your whole country my best wishes. I wish you all the best!!


Thank you bmgermany.


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Re: Fires in Australia [Re: ChrisConvertible] #614850
31/01/20 08:14 PM
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Chris, Just watching our morning news and things do not look good.in your area.
Take no chances and stay safe.


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