The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

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The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby Squire » 21 Jan 2020, 14:54

The fires could flare again "in fact NSW and Victorian firefighters are worried it will happen in days."

[url]https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/21/australia-fires-has-the-rain-put-out-the-bushfires-and-could-they-flare-again[url][/url][/url]

... But, this does not mean the fires have been put out.

There were still 87 fires burning in NSW on Tuesday morning – down from the 101 burning on Tuesday last week, but up from the 82 burning on Thursday.

There were 17 fires burning in Victoria on Tuesday, more than were burning last Tuesday.

“It hasn’t necessarily extinguished them completely, but it has temporarily stopped their spread,” Shepherd said.

“They are by no means out. But we have seen a reduction, and it has given some crews a chance to take a break before we see the possibility of fire activity over NSW increasing.” ...

Could the fires get worse?
Yes. And in fact NSW and Victorian firefighters are worried it will happen in days.

“We are likely to see fire conditions once again start to increase towards the end of the week,” Shepherd says. “It is likely we will see fire activity increase over these fire grounds”.

The CFA said there was “absolutely” a risk for fires to flare up again.

“We are wary about tomorrow being a spike day – we have got a higher fire danger tomorrow.”

“It will be severe for the Wimmera district, the south west, northern country, and north central, and extreme for the Mallee.”

In NSW, the RFS said that “by Thursday we will be looking at areas of very high and severe fire danger”.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Jan 2020, 15:35

They should be making fire breaks—the army could help there.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby Squire » 21 Jan 2020, 15:40

HBS Guy wrote:They should be making fire breaks—the army could help there.


The rin has caused problems with access. It's probably too muddy in most places.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Jan 2020, 15:45

I suppose, was thinking army bulldozers, soldiers chainsawing etc.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby greggerypeccary » 23 Jan 2020, 15:38

I've just received a message telling me that three people have been killed in NSW after their air water tanker crashed :sad
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby HBS Guy » 23 Jan 2020, 15:45

Jesus! Quite the death toll these fires!
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby greggerypeccary » 23 Jan 2020, 15:49

HBS Guy wrote:Jesus! Quite the death toll these fires!


Not according to the happy-clapper.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby johnsmith » 23 Jan 2020, 17:28

greggerypeccary wrote:Not according to the happy-clapper.


it's ok, we'll have another royal ... that's bound to fix it
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I hope that bitch who was running their brothels for them gets raped with a cactus.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby greggerypeccary » 23 Jan 2020, 21:16

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Will cost you $7.63 Australian.
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Re: The fires are not stopped yet and could flare

Postby Squire » 26 Jan 2020, 13:12

Thre are still 100+ fires burning and there may be no relief until April or even May if the rains do come.

The January rains did not extinguish the fires. What will it take to extinguish them?
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