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Namadgi fire

By johnboy - 6 October 2013 7

The ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a remote bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 7 units responding to the scene.

The fire is currently out of control.

The fire is burning in a Southerly direction.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

Loss of life is highly unlikely and damage to property will be limited.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.

For your survival leaving is the best option. You should relocate to the location identified in your Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter account @ACT_ESA, ESA Facebook account @ACT Emergency Services Agency, the national version of the Fires Near Me mobile device App or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

This advice should be read in conjunction with current weather conditions. Current weather observations can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/act/observations/canberra.shtml

3:48 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has one Remote Area Firefighting Team (RAFT) on scene and two aircraft carrying out water bombing operations.

The fire is approximately 20 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

Loss of life is highly unlikely and damage to property will be limited.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.

For your survival leaving is the best option. You should relocate to the location identified in your Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter account @ACT_ESA, ESA Facebook account @ACT Emergency Services Agency, the national version of the Fires Near Me mobile device App or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

This advice should be read in conjunction with current weather conditions. Current weather observations can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/act/observations/canberra.shtml

6:29 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has two Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) on scene. The crews will remain on scene overnight creating containment lines around the fire. Water bombing operations have ceased for the night but will recommence tomorrow.

The fire is approximately 20 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

9:39 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service and the ACT Parks & Conservation Service has two Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) on scene who have spent the night creating containment lines around the fire. Water bombing operations will commence once night crews have been exchanged with day crews, with one light aircraft and two medium aircraft.

The fire is approximately 20 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

8:48 AM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire fire burning at Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 20 remote area firefighters currently working on the fire. Crews have constructed a containment line around the entire perimeter of the fire and are now extinguishing smouldering fuel within this contained area.

The fire is approximately 18.2 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

12:23 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

Aircraft water bombing operations will cease at 6:00pm. Crews will depart the scene shortly and return tomorrow morning.

The fire is 18.2 hectares in size and is now contained.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

4:13 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service has contained a bushfire on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

Aircraft water bombing operations have now ceased for the day. Crews have departed the scene and will return tomorrow morning to monitor for hotspots.

The fire is 18.2 hectares in size and is now contained.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is located is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

7:03 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service has contained a bushfire fire on the northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service will deploy a Remote Area Fire Team (RAFT) at 10am today to ensure that no fire has reignited.

The fire burnt an area of approximately 18.2 hectares in size and is contained.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is LOW-MODERATE.

Fires burning in LOW-MODERATE conditions can be easily controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT.

9:00 AM

Fire has been extinguished.

Cause of fire has been identified as an abandoned campfire following a formal investigation at the scene by ACT Rural Fire Service fire investigators.

5:31 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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7 Responses to
Namadgi fire
460cixy 2:17 pm 09 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Pork Hunt said :

Robertson said :

It is amazingly green out there.

I was at Tidbinbilla the other day and the amount of fallen wood is excessive.

Excessive by what standard? Weight, volume?

By the standard whereby I use wood for fuel and can therefore appreciate how much fuel is piling up.

The Parks service could supplement its income by selling firewood, thus improving safety and reducing the burden on the ratepayer.

No way won’t you please think of the leg less dingaling or some other endangered critter

Robertson 1:29 pm 09 Oct 13

Pork Hunt said :

Robertson said :

It is amazingly green out there.

I was at Tidbinbilla the other day and the amount of fallen wood is excessive.

Excessive by what standard? Weight, volume?

By the standard whereby I use wood for fuel and can therefore appreciate how much fuel is piling up.

The Parks service could supplement its income by selling firewood, thus improving safety and reducing the burden on the ratepayer.

Pork Hunt 12:50 pm 09 Oct 13

Robertson said :

It is amazingly green out there.

I was at Tidbinbilla the other day and the amount of fallen wood is excessive.

Excessive by what standard? Weight, volume?

Robertson 9:02 am 09 Oct 13

It is amazingly green out there.

I was at Tidbinbilla the other day and the amount of fallen wood is excessive.

Thumper 8:19 am 09 Oct 13

I predict a fairly busy summer for the RFS and associated services.

There’s a lot of stuff down south that could burn this year.

johnboy 5:44 pm 08 Oct 13

And victory has been declared!

johnboy 10:15 am 07 Oct 13

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