Significant bush fires 2012/13

Announce thread for significant bush fires & 3rd alarm or above structure fires

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by vk6hgr » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:48 pm

As the DFES website is down, I've mirrored the DFES Alerts and Warnings page for The Vines fire

http://warsug.info/warsug/7254/Alerts%2 ... 20Swan.htm

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Helitak_670 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:48 am

14 brigades out at bakers hill at the moment

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Zebedee » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:31 pm

Multiple fires being set along the railway line as it goes up through the Swan Valley. First call was Railway Parade in Middle Swan, cross of Oakover Road. Then more fires being seen all the way along Cathedral Ave in Brigadoon through to Bells Rapids, as spotted by people in a DEC tower in Walyunga. Source of ignition is likely to be a train (that's my guess anyway).

Reports of one shed on fire and houses under threat. Helitaks 668 669 670 671 all departing Perth Airport along with Air Attack.

Every brigade in the City of Swan has been paged to turn out I believe.

Edit: All available units in Swan *and* Toodyay turned out.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by kylep » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:34 pm

Every Swan and Toodyay BFB appliance paged. Kalamunda BFB also.
Level 3 fire

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by whodini » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Some Mundaring shire inc darlington paged

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Zebedee » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:11 pm

EMERGENCY WARNING issued for the Shady Hills area in Bullsbrook.

https://twitter.com/dfes_wa/status/3069 ... 60/photo/1

If my Google Map skills are accurate, it appears to be north of Walyunga National Park and east of Warbrook Road / Great Northern Highway intersection.

http://goo.gl/maps/RxuYd

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Zebedee » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 pm

The West Australian reports one shed destroyed in Herne Hill. People evacuating are being sent to Bullsbrook Rec Centre.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/ne ... d-by-fire/

SES Comms Support Unit has been turned out - knowing the area around Walyunga and Brigadoon, I can see why. All the hills etc make comms quite patchy around there.

Main Roads Twitter feed reports Great Northern Hwy is closed from Reid/Roe intersection to West Swan Road intersection.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by vk6hgr » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:20 pm

3rd alarm bushfire on Beechboro road, near the Whiteman psrk entrance.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:35 pm

Also one down at kwinana this arvo just after 1400

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by gkoutlis » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Confirmed 3RD ALARM - Harrisdale

Harrisdale Rd x Benalla Drive

Air support requested.

UPDATE: Winds now NW - pushing fire towards Warton Road - (towards the detention and prison).

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Re: Significant bush fires 2012/13

Post by Helitak_670 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:08 pm

Waneroo chief calling for All waneroo, Quinns Rocks, Two rocks, Joondalup, Butler to a fire up Yanchep way. Yanchep are on their way now and requested additional resources due to the smoke plume.

location is Breakwater drive two rocks
1215 Waneroo chief requesting air support if there is any available.
1220 Waneroo Chief req DO north coastal.
1222 Yanchep confirmed 3rd Alarm access off waneroo rd and Level 2 Incident
1222 Waneroo Chief req DPaW dozers
1222 Yanchep confirmed Powerlines are down.
1226 No air support, MNEC2 comms plan

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