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 Helitak_670 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:26 pm

That fire is now being managed as a different division and has been amalgamated with the Leda fire.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:18 am

3rd Alarm middle swan.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by nachoman » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:30 pm

3rd alarm scrub fire behind Kwinana Motorplex

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Mug » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:33 am

3rd alarm scrub Boundary road x Bickley Kenwick

Welshpool 1st,2nd
Canning Vale 2.4
Maddington pump,3.4
Gosnells lt2,3.4,12.2
Belmont ICV

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by SgtSeedy » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:52 am

Nicholson Rd, Forrestdale/Piara Waters job from early this morning has flared up and escaped.
Controll point Benara Nursery.

Fire is burning west of Nicholson Rd

Armadale 1st calling 4th alarm

Helitaks requested

Canningvale Pump
Maddington Pump + 3.4
DO South East
Gosnells Chief
Gosnells 12.2
Belmost ICV
Gosnells LT 1
Gosnells LT 2
Success Pump
Perth 2nd Pump
Kensington Pump
Mandogalup 3.4
Mandogalup LT 2
Jandakot LT 2
Claremont Pump
DO newburn
Cockburn Chief
DO Superintendant South East
DO South Coastal
Jandakot LT 1
Mandogalup LT 1
Air Ops manager
Jandakot 12.2
Hope valley 3.4
South Coogee 2.4
South Cooger workshop 2.4?
Gosnells 3.4
Belmont Pump
DO Peel
Kwinana HSR
Fremantle 1st
SES DO South Coastal
Malaga Pump
Duncraig Pump

(may of missed a few)

DPAW requested
Western Power requested Due to Powerlines down.

Aircraft:
2 x fixed wings
2 x Helitaks
1 x Air attack
1 x Air Intell
Skycrane requested after fixed wings can't make effective drops with the wind.

Interesting notes:6AR advising Nicholson Rd Control how to use the 'Talk around' button to be able to talk to Air Attack.. #-o
ICV now doesn't have enough personal to monitor channel 644 for Air attack.


Homes under threat Taylor Rd, Emergency Warning requested.

Fire has jumped Taylor Rd

Incident now Level 2
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:05 pm

Jandakot station has flames approximately 100m away from the station urgently requesting pumps to attend.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:09 pm

South Coogee LT heading to Banjup

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:27 pm

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded Armadale Road, Tapper Road, Rowley Road and Taylor Road in Banjup in the City of Cockburn.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The fire started between Taylor Road and Nicholson Road.
• The fire is burning in heavy swampland.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
• Flames are higher than roof tops.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:30 pm

Kalamunda ICV requested

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by LighteningCrashes » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:35 pm

Two control points:
Armadale x Nicholson control point
Beenyup & Sheoak control point

Strike Force North:
Wanneroo LT1
Wanneroo Chief
Wanneroo 12.2
Supt North East
Bindoon 3.4
Quinns LT3
DO North Coastal

Strike Force South Harmony Primary Aubin Grove:
Secret Harbour HSR & LT
Baldivis LT2 (Swapped for LT1 due to elec probs)
Byford 3.4
Byford LT
Hope Valley
CFM Swan - firecall
Mandurah 2nd
Kiara
Midland Pump & LT
Grass Valley 3.4
Gingin LT

Kalamunda ICV firecall
Supt North Coastal
DO Swan
DM North East
DO Newburn
Serpentine Chief
Serpentine Deputy Chief
Serpentine Deputy 2
Serpentine 2.4
Parkerville
Oakford 3.4
Mundijong 3.4
Mundijong LT
Singleton 2.4
Mundaring 2.4
Upper Chittering 2.4 - firecall
West Gidge 2.4 - firecall
East Gidge 12.2 - firecall
Oakford 9.2 - firecall
East Swan LT1
East Swan LT2
East Swan 2.4
West Swan UT
West Swan 3.4
AO Ferguson
Cockburn Chief
Cockburn Deputy 1
Bedfordale 3.4
Bedfordale LT
Jarrahdale 4.4

Murdoch
Osborne Park
Daglish 1st
Perth 3rd

USAR Officer
USAR Recon 1
USAR Recon 3
USAR Recon 4
Technician
Chaplain
MLO
FIO Young
Comms Support

Shed under threat - Boronia Rd. Nicholson control advised that homeowners should flag down appliances working nearby if property under threat.
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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:44 pm

Shed under threat did not catch the road

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:57 pm

More appliances on way

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:15 pm

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Lists/ ... 202014.pdf

Public Information
263614 Nicholson
Control

Mt Helana
Parkerville


Police needed to get people out the way

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:54 pm

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING - NOT SAFE TO LEAVE for Banjup in the City of Cockburn and Forrestdale in the City of Armadale
Monday 3 February 2014 - 3:48 PM
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING - NOT SAFE TO LEAVE remains for people in an area bounded by Armadale Road, Tapper Road, Beenyup Road, Rowley Road and Taylor Road in Banjup in the City of Cockburn and Forrestdale in the City of Armadale.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The alert level for this fire remains at Emergency Warning level. It is not safe to leave.

The fire started between Taylor Road and Nicholson Road. It is burning towards Aubin Grove and Atwell.



BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
• Flames are higher than roof tops.

WHAT TO DO:
• It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
• You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
• Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
• You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
• Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
• If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Nicholson Road in both directions from Armadale Road to Rowley Road in Forrestdale
• Rowley Road southbound off ramp closed at Kwinana Freeway
• Russell Road southbound off ramp closed at Kwinana Freeway
• Taylor Road
• Gibb Road
Drivers should avoid Kwinana Freeway southbound, after Berrigan Drive, due to heavy smoke.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 200 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Representatives from WA Police, the City of Cockburn, the Bureau of Meteorology and the State Emergency Service volunteers are also on site.
• Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 12.12am today and approximately 300 hectares have been burnt.
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to Banjup, Forrestdale and Aubin Grove.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• DFES is managing the fire.

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Re: Significant bush fires 2013/14

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:57 pm

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING - SAFE TO LEAVE for Aubin Grove in the City of Cockburn
Monday 3 February 2014 - 3:16 PM
***Fire shape map available below.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Gibbs Road, Beenyup Road, Rowley Road and Lyon Road in Aubin Grove in the City of Cockburn.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Please note there are two Emergency Warning areas for the same fire. People in these areas are safe to leave.
• The fire started between Taylor Road and Nicholson Road. It is burning towards Tapper Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
• Flames are higher than roof tops.

WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people from Tapper Road west to the Kwinana Freeway in Atwell in the City of Cockburn.

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.

WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

A number of roads have been closed including:
• Nicholson Road in both directions from Armadale Road to Rowley Road in Forrestdale
• Rowley Road southbound off ramp closed at Kwinana Freeway
• Russell Road southbound off ramp closed at Kwinana Freeway
• Taylor Road
• Gibb Road

Drivers should avoid Kwinana Freeway southbound, after Berrigan Drive, due to heavy smoke

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