Significant bush fires 2013/14

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

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:42 pm

Third alarm bushfire in Calista / Leda. Wellard Road cross of Gentle Road. Basically between the Kwinana rail terminal and Kwinana golf course.

Control point being set up at the corner of Sloan Drive and Harman Street in Leda.

Bushfire Watch and Act has been issued - fire is moving in a north-easterly direction towards the golf club.

Units I've heard called/paged so far - South Coogee BFB, Baldivis BFB, Belmont ICV, Maddington FRS, Canning Vale FRS, Jandakot BFB, Rockingham FRS, Kwinana VFRS.

There may well be more that I haven't heard mentioned yet...

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 pm

2nd alarm in Leda is now 3rd alarm.

Leda Control reports fire is moving fast in a northeasterly direction and will impact on Wellard Rd. Hop overs are currently impacting the gas pipeline north of Wellard rd. A S/C reporting houses to be subject to ember attack shortly.

And Hope Valley pump, LT and 3.4. Aircrane and air attacks mobilised.

Edit: I believe the hop overs here were a miscommunication between Air intel and control!
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6ngs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 pm

3 choppers flying over my house,it looks big can see flames above the tree,s.
fire ground control channel 78.4875
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:45 pm

All crews warned of possible wind change to the SW and be aware of the dead man zone. Control advising choppers to use the ocean as there is a shortage of water.
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:45 pm

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:31 pm

Fire has now jumped Wellard rd to the north. Comms support mobile to Leda control. Bunbury air support now on scene.

Update: Fire is now 500m north of Wellard.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6ngs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm

Fire truck bogged needs air drop fire front about 2 hit

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:58 pm

Another 4 heavies and 4 LTs requested. Incident now Level 2.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:14 pm

Emergency warning issued for homes in Leda, Calista and Medina, particularly Westbrook Street (runs north/south to the immediate east of the Kwinana golf course).

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6ngs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:19 pm

just recieved emergency warning sms from DFES to leave now

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:27 pm

New fire - Ratcliffe Road cross of Thomas Road in Medina / Kwinana Beach. Google Maps shows that to be immediately south of the Kwinana Motorplex. Just been called in as a separate third alarm fire to the Leda one.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6ngs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:30 pm

new fire thomas rd x abercrombie

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:35 pm

This is going to become very interesting.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:38 pm

vk6ngs wrote:new fire thomas rd x abercrombie
Yep - Fire is between Abercrombie and Ratcliffe Roads, north of Thomas Road. Five hectares of heavy bushland burning. Designated "Ratcliffe Control" at this stage.

Also structure fire report via 000 in Leda, just off Gilmore Ave.

150,000 litres of water being made available at Kwinana Motorplex, access via main gate.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by vk6ngs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:45 pm

Abercrombie fire had be fire bug its 2 far from other fire,but its closer 2 me just down the rd

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