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Canberra Bushfire Information

Danman 11 December 2006 52

Hi guys – Just wondering if anyone could help me.
Living in a fringing suburb of Canberra (northside) and having not much between my house and pure bushland I have been watching the smoke closely for the past 24 hours.

Apparently there was a small fire on Gunghalin Hill last night – but I was unaware of this.
The boys at the ESA told me of a bushfire in Wee-Jasper – but not much else.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any good live sites (regular updates) for current LOCAL bushfire information.
It would save the switch at ESA a lot of grief from my street of concerened homeowners.

Cheers in advanced.

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52 Responses to Canberra Bushfire Information
Thumper Thumper 8:32 am 13 Dec 06

That is pure gold bonfire….

Thumper Thumper 8:30 am 13 Dec 06

The stupid fat kid shouldn’t have videoed himself being a tosser.

Simple as that….

bonfire bonfire 12:34 pm 12 Dec 06
Danman Danman 11:30 am 12 Dec 06

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Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:23 am 12 Dec 06

for those of you that don’t what I am talking about (though I assume most do)

star wars kid

Thumper Thumper 10:11 am 12 Dec 06

Oh yeah, I also have a bow, but haven’t used it for a while…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:04 am 12 Dec 06

I also watch that star wars kid movie regularly.. so have become pretty hand with a bow..

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:58 am 12 Dec 06

I am planning on going to the mall.

Thumper Thumper 9:57 am 12 Dec 06

I have a late 1800s cavalry sword….

bonfire bonfire 9:48 am 12 Dec 06

ive got a cricket bat – zombies lookout…

che che 8:45 am 12 Dec 06

Fire plans are easy, what everyone should be figuring out is their Zombie plan

Danman Danman 8:01 am 12 Dec 06

All good mate – I have thick skin 🙂 lets have a beer 🙂

gurunik gurunik 7:53 am 12 Dec 06

no offence to you intended danman….peace. was just keeping with the feisty spirit of this place, but wasn’t a personal slight.

Danman Danman 7:44 am 12 Dec 06

Eh in any case – I acknowledged that i was wrong about the origin of Canberra bushfires.

At the time of those bushfires – I was a chef at the airport cafe – the business “donated” a lot of coffees cold drinks and chips to them heroes, weirdly enough – only when I was on shift.

That morning I started at 0400 and finished at 1530 – got home and was fighting bushfires an hour later.
Was not all that fun a day for me – and I wa sonly in Lyons – we did not even get the worst of it.

We had no lektricity for about a week ( i lived about 100m from the burnt down sub station) but we had about a crowd of 20 or so people around my mates ute watching the tv on our front lawn with an inverter.

We figured – no electricity – time to get the campin gear out – so we “camped” inside our house.

I have nothing but pride and respect for them guys – even now – when i see them at hall markets I always give them a tenner – after all – Ill probably need them someday.

Jey Jey 7:17 am 12 Dec 06

A fire has rights?

KaneO KaneO 7:11 am 12 Dec 06

Danman, I’ve heard the same tone and type of comment firsthand from rural firies in relation to the ’03 fires.
They weren’t *allowed* to go stamp it out quickly due to the fact it was a ‘natural’ fire, and therefore had the right to exist in a national park, being a ‘natural’ part of the revegatation cycle.
Just another example of greenie policies in action.

Danman Danman 9:34 pm 11 Dec 06

Gurunik – I concede you rnicname is correct and I stand corrected.

I also believe that your tone is unnecessary – given the seriousness of my initial post.


ex0dus1985 ex0dus1985 8:53 pm 11 Dec 06



ex0dus1985 ex0dus1985 8:52 pm 11 Dec 06

This site uses google maps and gives you a pretty good view of the fires, and is updated regularly:

el el 8:29 pm 11 Dec 06

Shut our eyes, stick our fingers in our ears and go ‘la la la la la’??

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