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Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! #14527421 02/01/20
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VarmintGuy Offline OP
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Dear Aussie CamprFirers: Our mainstream media here in the United States of America has been blinded by and overwhelmed by "Trump Derangement Syndromme" and impeachment insanity for weeks now.
So I have not heard a single word on your plague of fires for the last 10 days or so.
Last I heard about was the three Americans who's firefighting plane crashed at a fire.
Has it rained there?
Do your firefighters have a handle on this monstrous trouble?
Last I heard 28 people had perished - I don't know if that included the three airborne firefighters or not?
Thanks for any updates.
Praying for you and your country.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14528406 02/01/20
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Thank you for your kind wishes VamintGuy.

Still a problem in southern NSW and Canberra the latter being started by belly strobe on military chopper.

A lot of hired in and local firefighting aircraft plus a fantastic job by our Rural Fire Service volunteers and some very welcome foreign volunteers!
Need to hazard reduce more plus extraordinarily bad year with drought.

Google February 1968 Black Tuesday fire in Tasmania and see how bad it can get before all this talk of climate change. One of many big fire events in Australia’s history since European settlement.

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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: rockdoc] #14532653 02/02/20
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Rockdoc: Will do and thank you for the update - nothing again today on the American news. I keep forgetting that the internet is connected to the WORLD and not just the U.S., and I will google your recommendation and some guesses on fire updates in Australia.
Stay safe - thanks again.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14542641 02/05/20
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Hey VarmintGuy,

Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and concern.
South Australia is all clear now as far as I'm aware. Kangaroo island took a beating from fire with two people perishing in the blaze, a father and son. Father was an acomplished explorer, and his son a respected surgeon. Nearly half of the island has been burnt, mainly the Western end where the national parks and wilderness areas are located.
The fire in the Adelaide hills took a few weeks to extinguish, and while the area burnt pales compared to the rest of the country, a friend of mine who was involved in fighting the fire told me it was the most intense bushfire he has ever encountered. Finding cars with their alloy engine blocks and rims melted an running down the road!
Another friend of mine in the Canberra area recently bought a house and then had to worry if it would still be standing when he was due to move into it. Fortunately it is still standing, but there are new fires in their area and they aren't out of the woods yet.
We have had two days of storms come through last week iirc. Massive rain dump. Of course it came on the bsck of temps in the mid 40s to high 30s (degrees Celsius) with 90% humidity. Not pleasant and hard to keep cool, but the rain was most welcome.
Take care,
Aussielad.


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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14562011 02/10/20
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Heavy rain in much of eastern Australia has now put out most of the fires, at least for the time being. Now we're coping with widespread flooding. There are about 50,000 homes in NSW without power, and warnings of further severe storms and flooding in the days ahead.

If it isn't one thing it is another.

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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: dan_oz] #14563298 02/11/20
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Bad situation.


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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: dan_oz] #14572429 02/14/20
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Dan oz: Thank you for that bit of mixed good news bad news!
I just pray no more people will be kill't.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14573245 02/14/20
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Read yesterday that they were all contained.


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Re: Dear Aussies - Fire Update, Please! [Re: Kenlguy] #14577557 02/15/20
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Kenlguy: That is indeed good news.
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VarmintGuy


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