Thank you to Lake George Winery for supplying a wonderful meal to the 3 fire crews providing asset protection last night. The pasta with bolognese source was certainly
a cut above the rat packs on the trucks. Would have loved to have tried the wine but there are certain boundaries we cannot cross. I will definitely be back.
The Hoyts Theatres grove at Lake George North, now the Arthur Gurney VC Rest Area seemed to have survived fairely well due to the wind change. It would be sad to lose it as it is the largest of the original rest areas of the remembrance driveway and is worth a visit.
The Federal Hwy may still have problems and you will need to close your windows.
from the RFS site –
Lake George Fire 10am Update Thursday 23/11/2006
A 130ha bushfire burning 10km north of Gunderoo on Marked Tree Road to the West of Lake George. The northbound lane of the Federal Highway is closed with the southbound lane being used for traffic travelling in both directions.
There is little active fire at this time but this is expected to increase during the day. Aerial reconnaissance currently taking place. Crews have been attempting to put a backburn in overnight, but have been hampered by poor weather conditions and hazardous smoke.
Sixty-five volunteer firefighters from the Rural Fire Service have been deployed to work on this fire. They will continue on containment work today. Dozers will be working in bushland on the western side of the Federal Hwy.
Motorists that intend on travelling through this area are advised to visit the RTA website www.rta.nsw.gov.au or call the Roads and Traffic information line on 132 701 for further information.