Early start to the fire season
Wed, Sep 20 2006 22:31
Just another diary entry so as I can look back at the weather.
This year sure is shaping up as a warm and dangerously dry year. I had fruit trees blooming at the start of August ( a record for me), and now the fire season has started already, two months before restrictions even come into force.
Yesterday we got called to assist with a small fire, then upon leaving there inspected another fire, and then got an emergency call to yet another fire. The Yeodene fire was 60 hectares
, 22 appliances in attendance, including one small helicopter and one fixed wing observer. The strong winds had driven the fire down a gully into some serious bush. Amazing to see the fire so fierce this time of year. Luckily a change came near dark fall, and the cooler moist air helped make it easy(ier) to bring under control.