Go to Villagebet.com.au for free horse racing tips - Click here now
Forum Home Forum Home > All Sports - Public Forums > Joffs All Sports Bar
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Fires - Victoria
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Thoroughbred Village Home Page. For village news, follow @TBVillage on Twitter. For horseracing tips, follow @Villagebet on Twitter. To contact the Mayor by email: Click Here.


Fires - Victoria

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 10>
Author
Message
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Fires - Victoria
    Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 2:01pm
Probably not a bad idea to have a thread for latest fires info plus it's a bit slow on the forum today excluding 'important' PMs Wink

http://warnings.cfa.vic.gov.au/

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Department of Environment and Primary Industries for Moyston.
 
There is a fast moving out of control grassfire travelling in a South Easterly direction from Better Route Road towards Moyston.
This fire may impact within the next half hour.
You are in danger, act now to protect yourself.
It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.




Edited by Gay3 - 02 Jan 2020 at 8:58pm
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Fiddlesticks View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 31 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 40943
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fiddlesticks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 4:31pm
perhaps if so much land wasn't cleared of trees for farming there wouldn't be such torrid drought conditions in these areas..
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 4:53pm
The only thing wrong with that statement is most fires in Vic start in the bush. Many of the grassland ones are the result of faulty electricity wires which are often close to roads,also cigarrette butts. I think we need to accept they're a fact of Oz life wherever you live as they've been occurring since the continent evolved, according to Dreamtime stories.
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
Mr White View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 01 Mar 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 348
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr White Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 5:09pm
There are a few big fires right now up around Moyston
Back to Top
Second Chance View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 19804
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Second Chance Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 5:09pm
Fuel is required for fire to feed.  No fuel no fire.
The more rain we receive the greater amount of fuel growth, so when conditions dry out we're presented with a potential powderkeg situation.
 
A trifle simplistic but essentially correct.
Back to Top
Mr White View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 01 Mar 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 348
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr White Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 5:11pm

Extreme heat forecast raises fire fears statewide

Sophie Aubrey, Alex White and Annika Smethurst
Herald Sun
January 02, 2015 4:42PM
 
A fire is burning out of control near Moyston. Picture: Will Pristel @wpristel7, Channel 7
   

UPDATE: PROPERTIES southeast of Moyston are now under threat by a fast-moving, out-of-control grassfire.

An updated Emergency Warning has been issued for Moyston, Rocky Point and Willaura North, with a 1750ha grassfire travelling in a south-easterly direction past the township of Moyston and towards Burrumbeep Rd and Andrews Lane.

The alert warns that properties south-east of Moyston, at Maroona, may be impacted in the next-half hour.

Firefighters have bolstered their efforts to battle the Moyston blaze, with 61 trucks and 9 aircraft now responding.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen a man, in his 50s, suffering from smoke inhalation was being treated by paramedics at the Moyston Primary School staging area.

The fire is travelling in a south-easterly direction, fanned by strong northerly winds, past Moyston located 15km west of Ararat in the high-risk Grampians region.

Residents have been told it’s too late to leave and to take shelter indoors with some receiving emergency text messages.

A separate Watch and Act warning has been issued for residents of Gre Gre and St Arnaud, with a small grassfire burning from Swanwater in a south-easterly direction at the intersection of the Sunraysia Highway.

The fire is not yet under control.

Road closures are being put in place and include: Ararat and Halls Gap Rd near the Rhymney intersection, Ararat and Halls Gap Rd at Pomonal, Moyston Willaura Rd, Moyston Great Western Rd and Moyston Dunkeld Rd.

Ararat Relief Centre is located at the Ararat Town Hall at the corner of Barkly and Vincent Sts.

A State Control Centre spokeswoman said the large fire was first reported at 11.50am and quickly spread.

It has grown from 100ha when first reported to 1750ha in less than three hours.

Road closures are being put in place and include: Ararat and Halls Gap Road near the Rhymney intersection, Moyston Willaura Road, Moyston Great Western Road and Moyston Dunkeld Road.

The CFA have also issued a Watch and Act alert for residents in Rocky Point, Cathcart, Denicull Creek, Maroona and Langi Logan, urging them to flee now as conditions may worsen.

The fire is predicted to move east towards these areas after the forecast wind change later this evening.

“Don’t wait, leaving now is the safest option,” the alert reads.

BE FIRE READY

SEVEN-DAY FORECAST

The CFA has more than 50 water aircraft on standby and hundreds of fighters at the ready with temperatures of 39C expected today and 43C tomorrow across the state.

Extreme alerts will be issued in the state’s southwest from today, with the heat creeping towards 40C in Hamilton and Colac.

The warnings will be extended to the north central district tomorrow, including Mildura, Swan Hill and Horsham which can expect highs of 43C and winds up to 40km/h.

Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today that warnings could be sent to Victorians in the early hours of Saturday morning as firefighters expect hot overnight temperatures to create extreme fire danger conditions.

He warned that Victoria would wake up tomorrow with extreme fire danger ratings in five weather districts, but said firefighters were on top of the situation so far.

He said potentially dangerous wind changes would hit the state tomorrow morning.

“A lot of people think of fire in the afternoon. We’ve got the scenario now ... if we’ve got fires, they will run in the night and into tomorrow morning,” he told 3AW today.

“In the southwest of the state the critical time will be tomorrow morning in the sense that it is going to be extremely dry.”

Total fire bans have been declared in eight of the state’s nine districts.

According to the CFA, high-risk areas include; Ararat, Warrnambool, Corangamite and the south Grampians.



The approximate burned area of the Moyston fire. Picture: CFA
The approximate burned area of the Moyston fire. Picture: CFA
    

However, residents across the state are being urged to be alert with severe warnings issued for the Mallee, the Wimmera, Northern Country and the central districts.

The dangerous conditions across the state come as a woman was arrested over a spate of grass fires in Victoria’s north.

Arson squad detectives arrested a 49-year-old Tatura woman after emergency crews were called to a grass fire in Tatura, near Shepparton, about 3.20am today.

Police are investigating a similar grass fire started about the same time on Tuesday, and there’s been at least 40 other similar fires in Tatura in the past year.

Arson squad Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Eric Harbis said it was lucky no one’s been hurt or property damaged.

“As we head into the higher temperatures this weekend, we are really calling on members of the community to be vigilant and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity with regards to fires,” he said.

“These acts can devastate communities so if you see something, say something.”

Authorities are also appealing to parents and pet owners to not leave children or animals in cars in severe heat.

CFA state control centre spokeswoman Sophie Griffin said temperatures could become deadly inside a car within minutes.

“Hot cars can kill,’’ she said.

“Do not leave anyone in a parked car, even for a few minutes. There are no excuses and no exceptions.’’

Figures from Ambulance Victoria showed emergency crews responded to more than 20 call-outs a week for children as young as six left in unattended cars. In 2013, 39 children were affected so badly they were taken to hospital.

Tests by Ambulance Victoria show outside temperatures of 29C would mean 44C inside a car within 10 minutes and 60C within 20 minutes.

With temperatures expected to peak at higher than 40C in the coming days, children and animals could suffer irreparable damage within minutes.

Police said parents found guilty could be imprisoned for three months under the Crimes Act.

alex.white@news.com.au


Edited by Browndog - 02 Jan 2015 at 5:13pm
Back to Top
Whale View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2009
Location: St Kilda Beach
Status: Offline
Points: 38368
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Whale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm
Moyston fire halted.

Downgraded from emergency to watch and act
Back to Top
acacia alba View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 28503
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 7:03pm
just saw some footage on TV news.   pretty awful for the locals involved.

animals before people.
Back to Top
James Bond Esq View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 20 Sep 2013
Location: Melbourne
Status: Offline
Points: 13905
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote James Bond Esq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 9:21pm
Tomorrow will be bad.
Back to Top
mowie View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 18 Dec 2009
Location: echuca flyer!
Status: Offline
Points: 5204
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote mowie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 9:24pm
Originally posted by Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks wrote:

perhaps if so much land wasn't cleared of trees for farming there wouldn't be such torrid drought conditions in these areas..



yes cose 100 trees would cause rain deary meeeeeeeeee!

stunned more fires didn't arise with that wind
chris Armstrong waller, *drugs are bad mkay
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 8:59am
Released 10mins ago & unsurpising as the wind is horrendous Disapprove

There is the risk of a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in a south-westerly direction from Burrumbeep Road towards Maroona. This is the southern edge of the Better Route Rd - Moyston grassfire that started yesterday.

Maroona could be impacted anytime within the next 2 hours.


Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 10:47am

CONDITIONS UPDATE - PLEASE SHARE: Weather conditions are dynamic, and some parts of western, south west and central Victoria will peak above extreme fire danger for 2-3 hours this morning and into the early afternoon.

The area most at risk of the spike includes the corner from Warrnambool to Horsham and Bendigo to Geelong. A predicted wind change will add to the danger.

Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
acacia alba View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 28503
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 10:58am
Sounds really bad for Vic and S.A. today.  Stay safe as you can folks.
animals before people.
Back to Top
Mr White View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 01 Mar 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 348
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr White Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 12:37pm
Could you believe the police have arrested another fire bug at the location of the fire he started. A teenager was charged and will appear in court.
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 12:39pm
Yes  Evil Smile  which location?
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
Mr White View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 01 Mar 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 348
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr White Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 12:43pm
Gay3 it was at Meadow Heights. Here is a cut and paste from the Melbourne Herald Sun web page

Overnight, a Meadow Heights boy, 17, was arrested after allegedly lighting a grassfire in Meadow Heights.

As temperatures hovered around 30C in Melbourne, emergency services were called to a grassfire in Cassinia Cres about 8.40pm.

MFB spokesman David Rankine said it took fire crews about half an hour to control the blaze.

The boy was arrested at the scene and Victoria Police spokeswoman Kelly Yates said he was charged with reckless conduct endangering life and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

He was also charged with recklessly causing a bushfire, and lighting a fire during a fire danger period and on a total fire ban day.

The teen was bailed to appear at a children’s court.
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 12:51pm
Ta, it makes sense, the bigger the populace, the higher the risk of nutters with no respect Wacko
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
James Bond Esq View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 20 Sep 2013
Location: Melbourne
Status: Offline
Points: 13905
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote James Bond Esq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 12:54pm
cant wait for the cool change.
Back to Top
acacia alba View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 28503
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 11:45pm
any updates on the fires in Vic and S A ?
any rain to help ?
animals before people.
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 4:46pm

Watch and Act
Issued For: Learmonth, Glendaruel, Coghills Creek
Fire Origin: MOUNT BOLTON
Incident Name: LAVERYS RD
Issued: 23/02/16 4:26 PM
This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Learmonth, Glendaruel, Coghills Creek. Terry Kelly has a large property there so am hoping they're ok.

There is a medium grass and scrub fire travelling quickly in an easterly direction towards Coghills Creek Road. A south westerly wind change is expected which will cause the fire to head in a north easterly direction towards Glendaruel. People in Glendaruel are advised to leave now and head towards Clunes. People in Learmonth and Coghills Creek are advised to leave now and head towards Ballarat.


This grassfire is currently not yet under control.

Spot fires and ember attacks are starting up to 1.5 km ahead of the main fire.

The wind's changed thankfully so Miners Rest & the Racecourse should be ok Smile

Emergency Warning
Issued For: Somerville
Fire Origin: SOMERVILLE
Incident Name: FRANKSTON-FLINDERS RD
Issued: 23/02/16 3:28 PM
This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Somerville.

There is a fast moving, out of control grassfire travelling in a southerly direction from Frankston Flinders Rd near Raymond St Somerville.


.You are in danger, act now to protect yourself.
It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.

Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
stayer View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 10 Aug 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 9631
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 5:01pm
Haven't looked into how bad this fire is, but was just saying at work how lucky we've been with fires this summer, compared to other horror summers. The heat and wind today reminded me of how deadly those conditions can be. It seems we've had less fire bugs too thank god. Good to feel a storm coming.
"She's going through a growth phase." - GW
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 5:56pm
My brother, RFS Capt. at Deniliquin, tells me the Vic media ran lead stories that this is the last hot spell of summer which apparently leads all the loonies to have a last fling. Vic fires = 150 today & NSW has 6, tho' I was a bit slow to mention NSW has been generally a tad wetter than Vic Wink
We look like dodging the bullet as it's now headed WNW for the next 2 days but he did say they won't be too worried about the Sthn border, rather concentrating on holding the front before reaching B'go as it's all tinder dry grassland form there up.
There doesn't seem to be a copy facility or I'd put up the map (CFA).
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 7:10pm
As always, the guys 'n' gals have done a phenomenal job averting what could well have been catastrophic as both fires are now Watch & Acts & going by the map, appear to be controlled or close to Clap Clap Clap Clap
Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
stayer View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 10 Aug 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 9631
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 7:19pm
"She's going through a growth phase." - GW
Back to Top
Gay3 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group


Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Ballarat
Status: Offline
Points: 36388
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 9:00pm
Police have arrested and charged a man following reports he allegedly started a fire in East Gippsland last night.

The 36-year-old man, of no fixed address, is accused of starting a fire in Johnsonville, east of Bairnsdale.

He was arrested on Punt Road, Johnsonville, at about 6.45pm.

The man was charged with recklessly causing a bushfire, as well as drug related offences.

He will appear at the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court today.

A watch and act message is currently in place for Johnsonville.

Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
Back to Top
VSP. View Drop Down
Premium
Premium
Avatar

Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 6565
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VSP. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 9:30pm
What do you do with a no-hoper like that Unhappy
www.snowshoecats.webs.com
Back to Top
Carioca View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 13 Nov 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 9506
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Carioca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 9:45pm
Sadly he's not on his own, 98 arrests in Qld. and New.South. now another in tassie,
Back to Top
djebel View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 41080
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote djebel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 9:46pm
10 years on, were the Greens to blame ?

Was there back burning prior to this tragedy ?




reductio ad absurdum



Back to Top
Flight View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Location: Nambucca Valley
Status: Offline
Points: 3879
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2020 at 10:46am
Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

10 years on, were the Greens to blame ?

Was there back burning prior to this tragedy ?

Do you live in the city djebel?

Back burning would have not stopped what is happening now.  Back burning would have been the equivalent of straw burning in a bonfire.  The country is dry resulting in dry winds that take the moisture out of leaves and plants.  

"Normal" bush fires can be contained by clearing and back burning.  There is nothing normal about these fires.

Also, I am constantly amused by the reference to the Greens.  It's almost becoming an urban myth.  Would someone please refresh my memory and advise when the Greens were in power and when they passed legislation that banned back burning? And the title of the Act.  I can't seem to find it.........


“The probability of a certain set of circumstances coming together in a meaningful (or tragic) way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence. ”
― V.C. King
Back to Top
acacia alba View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 28503
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2020 at 11:11am
I say dont bother arresting these people.  Just turn them around and march them at gun point right back into the fire they have lit, and shoot them if they try to get out.
The world has no use for people like these.
animals before people.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 10>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.





Click here to bet with our preferred online bookmaker, BetEasy.