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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #575 on: March 07, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
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Could be wrong but I think it is the same guy that owned the winery that is now claiming his son was assaulted by police, doesn't take much imagination to work out what happened there, he seems to have his head in take at every chance he gets
I'd say 2 sides.... and yea, seems to pop up more than Eddie Maguire..


this one?


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/teen-whose-family-lost-livelihood-in-bushfires-in-hospital-after-altercation-with-police-20190306-p5129z.html
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #576 on: March 07, 2019, 04:22:26 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/mick.ott/posts/10216212605920379


Some of the 'saves'.

I agree with his comments about being prepared for a fire. 

"All of these buildings below have one thing in common, the property owners had spent time to prepare for the potential of bush fire.
Cleaning up, cutting back vegetation, clearing gutters of debris, watering the surrounding gardens to create a safe zone, ensuring driveways are accessable to fire trucks and having dedicated fire fighting water supplies on site."

"I'll be blunt, if you don't attempt to prepare your property for the event of bushfire and allow years of overgrowth to build up making it unsafe for crews to defend, don't expect a fire crew to chose to turn up your drive and fight to save your home and their own lives."


Shame the 'owners' and 'managers' of Public Lands can't do the same. 
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #577 on: March 07, 2019, 04:31:39 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/mick.ott/posts/10216212605920379


Some of the 'saves'.

I agree with his comments about being prepared for a fire. 

"All of these buildings below have one thing in common, the property owners had spent time to prepare for the potential of bush fire.
Cleaning up, cutting back vegetation, clearing gutters of debris, watering the surrounding gardens to create a safe zone, ensuring driveways are accessable to fire trucks and having dedicated fire fighting water supplies on site."

"I'll be blunt, if you don't attempt to prepare your property for the event of bushfire and allow years of overgrowth to build up making it unsafe for crews to defend, don't expect a fire crew to chose to turn up your drive and fight to save your home and their own lives."


Shame the 'owners' and 'managers' of Public Lands can't do the same.

The thing is, the prep doesnt start when theres a report of a fire, its an ongoing thing to keep things in check 365 days.
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #578 on: March 07, 2019, 06:07:31 PM »
That was the same at the Riddles Creek fires a few years ago, just about every house was a very small green oasis surrounded by black. I only seen one house and one shed burnt and they were both closely surrounded by old tall trees and rubbish everywhere.

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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #579 on: March 10, 2019, 07:10:38 AM »
The thing is, the prep doesnt start when theres a report of a fire, its an ongoing thing to keep things in check 365 days.
There a sign near home I see all the time
"Fire prevention week starts every Monday."
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #580 on: March 29, 2019, 05:20:35 PM »
**** not good

Ballarat fires: Fears homes lost after 80km/h winds fan flames

Three homes and a number of sheds are believed to have been lost in a large grass fire burning near Ballarat, with residents warned it's too late to leave.

A grass fire that broke out in Bunkers Hill, around 12 kilometres west of Ballarat, has destroyed part of at least three properties and is threatening others, although a cool change is helping firefighters gain control of the blaze.

A dust storm that whipped up near Werribee is blending with smoke from the grass fire to create thick smog over the Ballarat and Melton areas, the CFA says.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/emergency-warnings-for-residents-as-two-grass-fires-break-out-near-ballarat-20190329-p518zr.html

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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #581 on: March 29, 2019, 05:38:06 PM »
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A dust storm that whipped up near Werribee is blending with smoke from the grass fire to create thick smog over the Ballarat and Melton areas, the CFA says.
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The wind's blowing the wrong way for that....
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #582 on: March 29, 2019, 05:43:50 PM »
???

The wind's blowing the wrong way for that....
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #583 on: March 29, 2019, 06:18:32 PM »
With more rain expected tomorrow, we have now had a good drop here in NSW. Was down Vic 2 weeks ago and the whole state looks pretty crap from the air....you all need a good drenching soon !!
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #584 on: March 29, 2019, 06:46:10 PM »
With more rain expected tomorrow, we have now had a good drop here in NSW. Was down Vic 2 weeks ago and the whole state looks pretty crap from the air....you all need a good drenching soon !!

It's approaching dust bowl status, and I can't see us getting much at our place from the current forecast....
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #585 on: March 29, 2019, 07:20:47 PM »
Supposed to be 6mm this arvo, I counted 6 drops :(
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #586 on: March 29, 2019, 08:38:34 PM »
Supposed to be 6mm this arvo, I counted 6 drops :(

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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #587 on: March 30, 2019, 10:24:01 AM »
Supposed to be 6mm this arvo, I counted 6 drops :(
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Re: Victorian Fires
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Re: Victorian Fires
« Reply #589 on: April 29, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »
Fire restrictions are to be extended till Mid May . You know its tuff then     :cheers:
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