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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Zebedee » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:45 pm

Don't know but I'd just like to say - holy smokeballs batman, that was a big fire!

Although having a water point with a pump that can deliver 1,000 litres a minute means going for water doesn't take you from the fireground for quite as long. On the flipside it means you don't get much of a rest either! :P
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:01 pm

Zebedee wrote:Don't know but I'd just like to say - holy smokeballs batman, that was a big fire!
Yep, it looks absolutely huge :-/ Hope you're getting a rest now Zebedee!

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:21 pm

Hearing "Quinns Rock control" being called - I assume that's the western control point for the Bullsbrook fire.

Holy smoke indeed, Batman...

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Zebedee » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:28 pm

meg wrote:
Zebedee wrote:Don't know but I'd just like to say - holy smokeballs batman, that was a big fire!
Yep, it looks absolutely huge :-/ Hope you're getting a rest now Zebedee!
I wish ... you know that situation where you're so tired, you're not even tired any more? :(
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Aly » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Here is some (crapoy phone) pictures from Joondalup hospital car park of the Bullsbrooke fire.

http://imgur.com/XVfeg1w
http://imgur.com/gneRYte
http://imgur.com/ERz1ug0

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:08 pm

Tomorrow - total fire ban for Western Australia except for the Pilbara and Kimberley.
http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/ ... emId=12170

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by zello user » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:34 pm

I haven't been listening to the Bullsbrook / Pinjar incident. Anyone remember what Comms Plan or Incident Repeater channel they are using?

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by colin » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:20 am

MCE 3 I think.

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Zebedee » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:25 am

zello user wrote:I haven't been listening to the Bullsbrook / Pinjar incident. Anyone remember what Comms Plan or Incident Repeater channel they are using?
It was MCE2 originally at the start of the fire but then I suspect it grew beyond that so they were possibly using MCE3 as well or some hybrid mishmash of the two.
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:31 am

Hi all - I have moved a handful of yesterday's posts from the Major Bushfires thread to here (if you're looking for your old post).

I totally understand people are looking for information on fires, but that is better done in this thread - you can "Subscribe to forum" to get email alerts on posts to any threads in the DFES (or any of the other) sections on WARSUG. Or you can keep hitting 'refresh' and look for the orange icons as you prefer :-)

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Zebedee » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:06 am

This firemap was posted as part of the alert last night on the DFES page.

This was the shape of the fire area at 7:00pm yesterday:
http://i.imgur.com/U6cgxyb.jpg
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:30 am

Thanks Doug - still can't quite conceptualise just how big this fire is. From Bullsbrook to the coast...erg...

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Re: General fire discussions

Post by Zebedee » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:46 pm

It's 'only' 6600 hectares or 16000 acres apparently :P

Looks like I'm out on (hopefully) mop up duty from 1600-2400.
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by matth2004 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:20 pm

Fire has just gone to emergency warning again. All responding vehicle told to change road conditions to fire call from normal road.
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Re: General fire discussions

Post by meg » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Keep safe out there everyone!

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