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.