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Offline RayK

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Bushfires January 2013
« on: January 08, 2013, 07:18:23 PM »
We have a couple of bushfires here at the moment - I hope my Bridgestones don't get burnt.

see link:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=683

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 07:27:40 PM »
Saw that on the national news tonight. They even said y'all added a new color to the weather maps.... "purple" for areas reaching temperatures of 130 degrees and above. Ouch!

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 08:30:02 PM »
 Hey Ray, stick the bikes in a billabong just watch out for the freshies ;D That's a good website to provide all that info

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 10:22:51 PM »
Bikenstein
Coxy did suggest that I install a sprinkler system. By 'freshies' I assume you mean Crocs. Luckily they are only found in Northern Australia and are known as 'salties'.  We live in a Southern State. You are right, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) certainly is well organised.


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The latest on the purple patch

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-weather-bureau-backtracks-from-50plus-forecast-20130109-2cfm5.html

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 11:59:41 PM »
I suggest that you make fire lines around your place.

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 09:50:00 AM »
Ray, I thought you had freshwater crocs called freshies

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 02:58:48 PM »
Bikenstein
You are correct there are freshwater crocs, but they are also only found in Northern Oz. They are much smaller and no where as dangerous as saltwater crocs which can grow to 6 Metres. The biggest worry here are Eastern Brown snakes (2nd most venomous snake in Oz)
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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 03:33:35 PM »
Seems like the biggest worries are the fires right now. I'm glad no deaths have been reported. I know the fires are common this time of the year, but the videos look pretty extreme. Hope they get things under control there. Take care

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 03:38:38 PM »
Thanks Bikenstein

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 09:02:28 PM »
I looked at pictures of the wildfires down there and decided that changing occupations from a wildland firefighter back to a mechanic was a good decision.

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Re: Bushfires January 2013
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 01:16:40 PM »
g day
fire fighting is a dangerous job and all the guys and gals are fantastic and deserve a real pat on the back.
i woke up this morning to the smell of bush fire i hope there is no fires on the way to the annual swap meet

 


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