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Tumut is loose

By johnboy 14 December 2006 23

Now I want you all to stay calm, but…

The ABC reports that the fire near Tumut has escaped its containment lines.

Tumut is in NSW so it’s someone else’s problem. But it’s also just 40km away, so if the wind blows from the West it could be here in an hour or so.

On the bright side we conducted the world’s biggest backburn in 2003 so at least there’s not too much major forest on the Western approaches.

Forecast for today? 34 and winds from the North West.


There’s a cold front tommorrow morning to look forward to.

*Note: Phil Koperberg is saying it would require “most unusual” circumstances to bring the fire to the ACT.

UPDATED: The CT is saying there’s no threat to Canberra but only to the properties between Canberra and Tumut.

Go figure.

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KaneO 8:13 am 15 Dec 06

I’m not so much worried about Canberra, it’s the mates I have up in Tumut i’m concerned about.

CouldExpire 8:07 am 15 Dec 06

Guys from my brigade are currently out there and doing what they can… it was never contained as someone pointed out earlier. The cold fronts are a blessing and so is the spot of rain but this doesnt mean much unless we get a major rain dump!
Canberra is clearly safe at this point, I’d say Victoria has much more to worry about than Canberra does.

KaneO 10:17 pm 14 Dec 06

Got an update earlier from someone who was up the spotting towers, won’t say too much but expect kosciusko to be an ashtray soon.

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