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Old 01-12-2014, 01:40 AM   #1
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Whats Burning !!

It`s that time of the year again.

Yesterday there was a fire in the burbs at Shenton pk. Mostly bushland.

Today its the hills on fire at Parkerville/Stonville. 20m high flames. Houses destroyed. Not looking good.

Its a shitty thing we seem to have to live with more and more now days.

Keep a look out and post here if you feel its worth it to alert others.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:53 AM   #2
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Used to go to the Parkerville hotel all the time when I lived in WA nice area hope the fires don't do much damage.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:02 AM   #3
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Nice place to live

Not good. It goes with the territory though.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:09 AM   #4
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I've just read someone has died defending his home. Very sad.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:39 AM   #5
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Up Howards way, not good but one of the risks of having a home among the gumtrees.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:58 AM   #6
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Yep. Fortunately far enough away to not bother me too much.


Got the trusty fire fighter out in case there was a wind shift.


Not as effective as these suckers though.


I went for a ride around Stoneville this arvo to survey the damage.


There will be a lot of homeless people tonight unfortunately.
There were 5 or 6 gone just in this culdesac.


I think it is still going out Mt Helena way.
I hope inmate Paves and his family and home are OK.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:00 AM   #7
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Heart breaking..
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:03 AM   #8
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Memories of the Kelmscott fires a few years ago.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:33 PM   #9
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few of you on here know Jesse. He has just spent the last 9 months doing up his first house in Sunninghill Rd Stoneville. Moved in with his partner a week before xmas. Fire got to him in about an hour from when it started. He prepared the house as best he could & drove out when the paddock next door caught alight. Managed to get in last night & his house was still standing, next door had their front yard burn out & he thinks there were houses lost in the next street over. Hasn't been able to get in there today. I think he is relieved but stressed. Jesse has been through fires since he was 4yo & I think that helped.
Hope all inmates are ok. even if you don't loose anything it's still very hard.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #10
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most of this week looks like this.

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Old 01-12-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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Memories of the Kelmscott fires a few years ago.
Its been reported that 44 homes have been lost.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:21 PM   #12
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Glad to hear Jesse is ok
Am supervisoring a house in chidlow
Pm me if I can help
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
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Not sure about other states but the NSW Rural Fire Service have an App for Apple or Android that will show every fire in the state as well it's status, size and direction, available on ITunes, search for Fires Near Me - or RFS. Bushfire Emergency Plans are here http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=4073, you should have one.

Very handy if travelling around this time of year to make sure you don't end up in the middle of a fire. You don't just put yourself at risk, you put others at risk as well as get in their way.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:25 PM   #14
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Not sure about other states but the NSW Rural Fire Service have an App for Apple or Android that will show every fire in the state
? Last fire at the back of my place did not show up on their website ... so ...

Best policy - open your eyes to the horizon and look all the way around.


Many years ago I was listen to the local radio as there was a fire burning nearby .. they said my suburb had been evacuated .. news to me and the neighbors! Latter I found out 5 houses had been evacuated. In one street. Not the whole suburb! Trust your eyes and senses .. they are much better than the press, web or anything else.

I do use their web site to see it things are settling down .. the fire around Gospers Mt (north west of Sydney) has been burning for a ? month now .. remote country.

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Waiting for the 'Council clean up' to end so I can get a skip in... few trees to get rid off. And there is a banksia tree dieing in the top yard - yellow leaves, soon as they all go yellow I reacon its on. Green bin goes out full every fortnight, red bin gets filled with yard waste. Still got too much 'green' (more brown) waste. So the skip it is.

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Time to photo the 'old' burnt out bush .. I think a sequence will show the bush recovery sequence.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:12 PM   #15
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few of you on here know Jesse. He has just spent the last 9 months doing up his first house in Sunninghill Rd Stoneville. Moved in with his partner a week before xmas. Fire got to him in about an hour from when it started. He prepared the house as best he could & drove out when the paddock next door caught alight. Managed to get in last night & his house was still standing, next door had their front yard burn out & he thinks there were houses lost in the next street over. Hasn't been able to get in there today. I think he is relieved but stressed. Jesse has been through fires since he was 4yo & I think that helped.
Hope all inmates are ok. even if you don't loose anything it's still very hard.
Jesse was very lucky and its great to hear he didn't lose his home. He is right about the next street though. One of the above pics is in Matthews Place. 5or 6 gone there.

Also I must say thank you to the inmates who offered to come and give me a hand if I needet it. The ADV spirit is alive and well.
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