Significant bush fires 2013/14

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Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6hgr » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

This thread is predominantly for third alarm and above bush fires however if it is a significant fire (ie threatening homes and businesses) that is at least second alarm then it will be acceptable. If it's not one of those things then post it in one of the other, more appropriate threads.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:24 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, MNC2 comms plan
1237 Currently have a break around the fire and holding the fire at the moment.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:27 pm

3rd Alarm fire Patterson rd x Ward rd "Ward Control"
Rockingham 1st, 2nd, Kwinana, Baldivis, Rockingham ICV, Bombers.

Expect control by 1630hrs, still currently out of control moving in a NW direction.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:23 pm

Update from Ward St Control

Fire under control.

The guy in the ICV sounds very proper.....

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Fire down Kwinana way, Kwinana LT calling for additional resources while on route.
Kwinana LT, 4.4, Oakford has been called and waiting to turn out.
1310 Oakford units all turned out together
Comms plan MSE3 in use
1319 Byford and Mundajong has been mobilised as well.
2nd Alarm fire 2-3 acres in grass paddock have been burnt so far, requesting additional resources fire call.
1330 Kwinana requesting air support, Serpentine chief will be ground controller.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:28 pm

King Rd Control is the Kwinana Incident.
1337 Mundajong 3.4 turning out
Orton rd x King rd is the location of the fire

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:43 pm

Sounds like there is a decent fire going out Tooday way at the moment, however details are sketchy at the moment.
4 fires are apparently going, Tooday Dep 2 requesting Northam ROC to be notified.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:58 pm

Houses under threat on bindi bindi road. Multiple 000 calls, Tooday Dep 2 requesting FRS
So far I have heard Julimar, Tooday Central, Tooday VFRS, Bakers Hill, Clackline.

Fire Bindi Bindi-Tooday rd x One man Rd, Bakers Hill 2.4 is going to that location.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:13 pm

3rd Alarm at Samson
Murdoch
Freo 1st
Caningvale 2.4
Caningvale Pump
Claremont
MCC1 comms plan
Water bombers requested

Sellenger Ave x McCombe Ave

Sounds like it is in Sir Fredrick Samson park.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:49 pm

All running fire is now out and they are in mop up mode.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by kyeboi » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:58 pm

The fire started near Bonniefield Road East and was burning towards the Brand Highway. The fire has jumped the highway and is burning towards the ocean.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

ROAD CLOSURES:

A number of roads have been closed including:
Brand Highway is closed from the Mount Horner West Road intersection to the Showground Road intersection

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home and spot fires are starting up to 200 metres ahead of the fire.

Flames are up to eight metres high.

Approximately 600 hectares have been burnt.

The fire was reported at 8.07am today.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Thirty volunteer Bushfire Service firefighters are on the scene protecting assests.

Two fixed wing water bombers are on standby to assist ground crews if required.

Loaders, grazers and dozers are constructing containment lines.

CAUSE:
The cause of the fire is lightning.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:02 am

Helitak 671,672,673,674 Bomber 604,608 have departed Jandakot for a incident 15km east of Yanchep for DPaW. I have not heard any BFS/FRS units turn out to this incident.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:33 am

Waneroo fire base has just requested for all members to turn out for Waneroo, Two Rocks, Quinns Rocks for a fire at Yanchep. Sounds like it is heating up there with all the resources being sent up there.

CFM swan has requested Bullsbrook and East Swan (I think) to be paged

DPaw Incident, comms channel 645
Waneroo, Two Rocks, Quinss Rocks, Bullsbrook, West & East Swan. Currently no houses under threat, burning in 18yr old Banksia fuel, approx 6 hours to get under control. Requested old Yanchep rd to be closed.
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:48 am

Helitak_670 wrote:Waneroo fire base has just requested for all members to turn out for Waneroo, Two Rocks, Quinns Rocks for a fire at Yanchep. Sounds like it is heating up there with all the resources being sent up there.

CFM swan has requested Bullsbrook and East Swan (I think) to be paged
Yep East Swan and Bullsbrook have been turned out as have Two Rocks, Quinns, Wanneroo Central that I know of.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:23 am

Maddington and Ellenbrook 3.4's and Malaga, Caningvale 2.4's are turning out to the fire at Yanchep.
35Ha and growing, being influenced by a SW wind, and about to hit a low fuel area in 2km's.

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