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Tassie fires - Hobart in darkness

Post by TassieTiger » 04 Jan 2019, 10:56 am

Bad fires at the back of Hobart today - there is no wind at present but they are forecast to get extreme in a few hours...
Hold on to your hats locals...
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Re: Tassie fires - Hobart in darkness

Post by JimTom » 04 Jan 2019, 11:03 am

Hope everything ends up ok mate. Stay safe Taswegia.
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Post by Daddybang » 04 Jan 2019, 11:07 am

Yep that looks like a serious fire...good luck with it and stay safe. !!!!! :drinks:
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Post by TassieTiger » 08 Jan 2019, 4:14 am

Fire is now being attended by 13 aircraft - thanks Vic and 60 units.
It’s in excess of 70,000 hectares.
Several close friends advised that bulldozers cutting upto 1 metre deep into sand tracks to try and extinguish various, were finding thousands of deeptree roots - red hot and still very much burning under the ground, where the fire had passed - scary stuff.
I have to head to west coast of state for work this week...should be interesting.
If we get a roaring 40’s blast right now - tassie could be in some trouble. No rain for a long time and so so much undergrowth...
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Post by Daddybang » 08 Jan 2019, 6:39 am

No wonder bladeracer can't get any aircraft for his fire !! :lol: :drinks:
Funny how things go in Australia. ..A couple of months back qld was burning now we're about to get a sh@tload of rain and you guys down south are on fire!!! :thumbsdown:
Stay safe tassie :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 1:47 pm

Daddybang wrote:No wonder bladeracer can't get any aircraft for his fire !! :lol: :drinks:
Funny how things go in Australia. ..A couple of months back qld was burning now we're about to get a sh@tload of rain and you guys down south are on fire!!! :thumbsdown:
Stay safe tassie :thumbsup: :drinks:


The odd thing here is that we've also had some showers despite the heat :-)
Still not under control but I think they're making progress. It grew 2000ha. over three days to cover 30,000 acres. Yesterday they were battling to keep it from taking Willung but I believe they held it at bay. Just before midnight they dropped the red warning back to yellow. I haven't heard today that any homes were lost at Willung.
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Re: Tassie fires - Hobart in darkness

Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 1:49 pm

TassieTiger wrote:Fire is now being attended by 13 aircraft - thanks Vic and 60 units.
It’s in excess of 70,000 hectares.
Several close friends advised that bulldozers cutting upto 1 metre deep into sand tracks to try and extinguish various, were finding thousands of deeptree roots - red hot and still very much burning under the ground, where the fire had passed - scary stuff.
I have to head to west coast of state for work this week...should be interesting.
If we get a roaring 40’s blast right now - tassie could be in some trouble. No rain for a long time and so so much undergrowth...


Firefighters are heroes in my book!
Wind is just picking up here now so I'm hoping it doesn't start pushing the fires again.
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Post by TassieTiger » 08 Jan 2019, 3:47 pm

It’s scary stuff - the size and speed of wild fire really is off the planet. We know of some full time springs in tassie - and the entire lot are dry for the first time anyone can recall. Sssoooo dry.
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