Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

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

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Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by vk6hgr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:10 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 areas such as the Minor Fires and Other Incidents or General Fire Discussion threads.

Minor Fires Thread
General Discussion Thread

Remember also that quoting others has been disabled in this thread and **WILL NOT WORK**, nor will the BBCode mark-ups..

Please keep the posts to factual information - not rumour, hearsay, possibilities, theories etc. Also keep the information brief and to the point.

Questions about what is going on, who is turning out, why someone isn't turning out etc should be done in the General Fire Discussions thread.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:48 pm

Bushfire Emergency Warning in Cataby, multiple appliances have been mobilsed for asset protection at this point.
Incident appears to be a tree grass scrub at the Iluka Mine Site, Brand Highway and Caro Road.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm

3rd alarm tree, grass, srub fire at Patterson Road x Charles Street. Air support requested and Firebird 661 is on scene. Crews have requested a media release for heavy smoke in the area and Police for traffic control. No property under threat currently.

1557: Belmont ICV and Air Intel are enroute
1615: Superintendant South Coastal enroute
165?: Firebird 661 released
1703: Superintendant SC departing

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:24 am

Bushfire with properties under threat in Ellenbrook and Bullsbrook, along Ellenbrook road.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:30 pm

Bushfire in Wundowie with properties under immediate threat. Multiple air support enroute.
https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#map/incident/1924182

Air appliances:
- Bomber 602
- Spotter 646
- Helitack 671
- Helitack 674
- Air intel (VH-EGU)
- 7 News helicopter? (Heading towards the fireground, it seems)

1647: Updated on EmergencyWA to an emergency warning.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:00 pm

3rd alarm scrub fire on Paganoni Freeway. Air intel mobilised.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:58 pm

3rd alarm bushfire at Forrestdale Lake, 10 hectares and uncontrolled uncontained currently.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:02 pm

Bushfire at Baal street and Kookaburra Avenue in CULLACABARDEE, properties under immediate threat and air support enroute.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by LighteningCrashes » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Kalamunda LT2
Kalamunda LT3
Kalamunda LT1
Kalamunda 3.4
Kalamunda 2.4
Kalamunda Fire Protection 1 & 2
Kalamunda Chief
Air Support
Dodd Rd, Walnut Rd near old pumping station

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:57 pm

Nambeelup bushfire seems to of reignited. I'm local to the area so I have my scanner going through the fireground channels.
1702: Ambulance requested by Nambeelup control.
1838: All bombers have been released and are returning to their bases.

Lost track of appliances but these are all here.

Muarry Chief
DO Muarry
Lake Clifton 2.4
Bomber 601 (released)
Bomber 602 (released)
Bomber 605 (released)
Bomber 606 (released)
Bomber 609 (released)
North Dandalup 3.4
Preston Beach 3.4
West Muarry 2.4
West Muarry 2.4 Urban
Firebird 661 (released)
Firebird 623 (released)
Baldivis ICV
Karnup 2.4
Karnup LT 1 and 4
Falcon LT 1
Waroona LT 2
DO Rural Fire Training
Mandurah SES Ute 1
Metro VFRS 1.4
Mandurah southern district LT
Metro VFRS 3.4 and LT 1
DO SES South East and MLO (stood down)
Jandakot 12.2
Rockingham SES ute with lighting tower
Mundijong LT 1
Pinjarra 3.4 and LT
Bunbury 3rd
Byford LT
Kalamunda "Fethom"?

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm

3rd alarm bushfire in Yanchep/Two Rocks. Air support, Wanneroo chief and ICV have been requested.
Butler has reported 8-8, 3rd alarm scrub with 2 hectares at an incident too.

Edit: both are the same incident. Butler was 1st on scene and declared the 8-8 arrival. Yanchep was the one to advise it would be 3rd alarm while they were turning out due to the smoke.

1454: sitrep: DPaW are the incident controllers, control point relocated to Yanchep national park, no properties under threat but still not controlled or contained.
1459: control point relocated, can't find street name. Air intel (N97MD) is enroute too now.
3:20am 12/12/19: I'm going to bed, hope they've got this under control.

Appliances at the incident (as I hear them):
Butler (incident controller for DFES, released 3:19am 12/12/19)
Wanneroo ICV
Wanneroo Chief
Wanneroo Deputy 4
Wanneroo Central LT 3
Wanneroo Central 4.4
Wanneroo Central 12.2
Yanchep LT
Joondalup (investigating possible second fire)
Duncraig (investigating possible second fire)
Two Rocks LT (first appliance on scene, reported fire as 3rd alarm)
Two Rocks 1.4
Quinns Rocks LT 3
Firebird 661
Bomber 602
Bomber 601
Bomber 605
Bomber 606
DO North East
DO West Coastal
Claremont (diverted from investigation to Yanchep fireground, released 2:37am 12/12/19)
Gingin West LT 1
Wanneroo Central LT 1
DO Stirling
Gosnells 12.2
Toodyay Central 12.2
Toodyay Central 3.4
Darlington 1.4, 2.4 and LT 1
Manager Air Operations
Kensington
West Swan (brigade has been paged)
Guilderton 1.4, 2.4 and LT 1
Bullsbrook 2.4
West Swan 2.4
Toodyay Central 4.4
Bullsbrook 3.4
DO Foundation Training
Toodyay Central 1.4
Toodyay Central Captain
Coondle 3.4
East Gidgie 12.2 (requested normal road, released 12/12/19)
Toodyay LT
Mandogalup 3.4
DO Command and Control level 1 (released 12/12/19)
Bullsbrook LT 1
Metro VFRS 3.4, 1.4, LT 1 and LT 2 (LT 2 back on station, I assume the rest of the appliances are too)
Osbourne Park (released at 2:21am 12/12/19)
Murdoch? (Forrestfield 8 redirected to standby at Murdoch station)
Perth 1st (released 3:20am 12/12/19)

Extra appliances since 12/12/19:
SWORD Truck
Stoneville 1.4 (redirected to another Bullsbrook fire)
Kalamunda appliances
Two Rocks 1.4 and LT
Darlington appliances
On-call MLO
Gosnells 3.4 (enroute normal road)
DO SES South East (released now but was at the incident before)
Superintendant South Coastal (released now but was at the incident before)
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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:57 pm

Ellenbrook reporting they are 16 minutes out from the Warbrook rd, Bullsbrook scrub fire and can see a massive plume of smoke from the fireground, requesting air support until ground crews can arrive.

Bullsbrook is on scene and reporting the plume of smoke Ellenbrook reported was from the Yanchep incident.

1508: Ellenbrook advising this is a reignition from a prior burn, 2nd alarm only and air support can stand down.

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:56 am

3rd alarm bushfire in Bullsbrook. Bullsbrook LT confirming incident is 3rd alarm and has requested air support, WAPOL and Swan Chief. Houses under threat. Incident known as North Road Control.

0805: North Road Control advises the fire is 5 hectares, will affect the Great Northern Highway, is currently burning westerly very fast. Control can't get in contact with Pearce either.
0807: Great Northern Highway near the Bullsbrook Air Base area has now been CLOSED, fire is now spotting over the highway.
0827: WAPOL have closed and diverted traffic. Main Roads enroute also for traffic control.

Bullsbrook LT
Stoneville 1.4
Swan ICV (been paged)
Swan Chief
Mundaring Chief (requested by Swan Chief)
Chittering Chief (requested by Swan Chief)
Ellenbrook CFRS (for asset protection)
DO North East
Bullsbrook 3.4
West Swan 3.4
Swan Deputy 4
Swan Deputy 2 (enroute to fire at Bailup rd and Burma rd Bailup)
DO Swan
East Swan 2.4 and LT
Swan FCO 2
Toodyay BFB (have just been paged TOODYAYBFB TO TREE, GRASS, SCRUB FIRE ST JOHNS DEPOT, CHAN 32/260 (CP:)NORTH AV BULLSBROOK X GREAT NORTHERN HWY UBD PER112L-11 INC 461868)
East Swan LT 2
USAR? Recon 2
Wanneroo 4.4
East Swan 2.4
West Swan 2.4
North Shore bus, and other appliances
Bullsbrook LT 3
Jandakot 12.2
Bullsbrook LT 4
Metro VFRS 3.4 (stood down)
Rescue manager
DO Docrin? (These names are a bit confusing)
Firebird 623
Bomber 601
Bomber 606
SES Training Development Coordinator Hudson
Swan SES ute
USAR recon 3

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:33 am

3rd alarm bushfire in Roleystone. Roughly 50 crew on scene. Not contained or controlled, wind is picking up.
TREE, GRASS, SCRUB FIRE ROLEYSTONE CONTROL- MCE1 CH 42 0 BLK SPRINGDALE RD KARRAGULLEN UBD PER354K-7 INC 461995

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Re: Significant Bush Fires 2019/20

Post by Joshek » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:38 pm

3rd alarm bushfire in Kwinana at The Spectacles. 500 metres and heading north rapidly, Hope Valley has requested air support, but they're currently unavailable.

1442: 6AR advises 2 helitacks are now inbound
1445: Fire has spread 600 metres since reported, new CP is now at the Mandogalup fire station

Involved crews:
Hope Valley
Mundijong
Mandogalup
Kwinana Chief
Rockingham 2nd
Midland LT 2
DO Ops
Superintedant South East
Baldivis 4.2, 3.4 and LT
Kwinana South BFB
Helitack 674
Kalamunda 7.2
Falcon HSR, LT 1 and LT 2
Serpentine-Jarrahdale ICV
DO Cockburn Sound
Baldivis 12.2

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