More controlled burns planned for this week

johnboy 6 April 2009 14

The Emergency Services Agency is warning that they’re planning to light some fires this week in the name of hazard reduction.

    The burns are to take place on Tuesday 7 in Flat Rock Spur in the Bendora Area of Namadgi National Park and on Wednesday 8 April 2009 in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Black Mountain Nature Reserves.

    The burn at Flat Rock Spur in Namadgi, which is to take place on Tuesday 7 April, will be a large burn and is expected to produce smoke for up to a week.

    Like in all controlled burns, safety will be of paramount importance. Experienced fire managers supported by trained fire-fighters, will conduct the burning operation.

    Temporary smoke cover is likely to occur. Every effort will be made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

So some cracking sunsets coming right up then.


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14 Responses to More controlled burns planned for this week
Ari Ari 1:43 am 08 Apr 09

Hells_Bells74 said :

I often end up seeing bum instead of burn in print.

Obviously worried about the ring of fire.

TP 3000 TP 3000 1:00 am 08 Apr 09

Had a few good possible shots at my place tonight with strands of smoke coming over Kambah. But you can definitely smell the smoke in the Tuggeranong Valley.

andym andym 5:57 pm 07 Apr 09

Two more with more colour in them.
Burn is behind Tidbinbilla Mtn from my place.

p1 p1 3:25 pm 07 Apr 09

I was just riding into town down the federal highway, and the smoke coming from the Bendora area is pretty obvious. Is there anyone with a view of the Brindies who can furnish us with a photo?

I could have been up there in the sun, playing with a drip torch, but sadly had to go to work today… 🙁

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 10:24 am 07 Apr 09

You guys are doing a good service here 🙂 Thank you.

(Damn well thought by the smoke the other day we were all going down, until I remembered these planned burns, I don’t listen to the radio enough obviously).

TP 3000 TP 3000 10:10 am 07 Apr 09

Also what should (hopefully) be released after Easter is another prescribed burn out at Mount Clear way. This burn off will go for a few days & possibly a week. I don’t have the full details yet, but it will be a very big burn off including a lot of Parks & Volunteer Rural Fire Fighters from around the ACT.

caf caf 9:50 am 07 Apr 09

How perfectly Freudian.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 9:32 am 07 Apr 09

I often end up seeing bum instead of burn in print. Especially italics. I had a big talk to myself about it years ago. No worries with my eyes either.

johnboy johnboy 8:57 am 07 Apr 09

No corrections made DrKarl, I’d like to suggest two things:

1) An eye test,

2) Keep net censorship comments on stories about net censorship.


Thumper Thumper 8:42 am 07 Apr 09

Hazard reduction burns.

And yes, they can get out of hand, which is why they are carried out (generally) late afternoon in spring or autumn when the humidity is up a bit and the grass has a bit more moisture in it. As well, the wind is usually down.

Having said that, fire is unpredictable so there will always be an element of risk.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 8:09 am 07 Apr 09

I was under the impression that people in the business referred to them as “prescribed burns” or “fuel reduction burns” on account of the fact that they can sometimes get out of hand.

DrKarl DrKarl 1:16 am 07 Apr 09

AArrrr you corrected it “controlled burns planned” was “controlled bums planned”

DrKarl DrKarl 1:14 am 07 Apr 09

“Burning Bums”, is this how the Governments going to solve the homeless problem? Censorship of the web and who would know? I just love typo’s

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