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Thread: Any one live in Binna Burra, Stanthorpe or Applethorpe? Emergency fire warnings

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    I really don't understand arsonists, I just don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    bushfires in aust dont follow the "summer" calendar seasons.

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    ....& thats no joke.



    Mick, it is often reported it is to do with a fixation with Fire Trucks, sirens, flashing lights the whole thing surrounding all that.

    Damage to property & possible lost lives doesn't appear to come in to it. Maybe Eevo can throw some light on it? OOPS, wrong choice of words.

    A case here a few years ago where a female arsonist also took her kids in the car with her as 'cammo' when she went off to do her dastardly deeds. I believe she got Gaol time. & now she is apparently watched by the cops on fire danger days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    I really don't understand arsonists, I just don't get it.
    most (but not all) have mental deficiencies.
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    5,000 people evacuated from their homes. Hundreds of Sunshine coast residents open their hearts & their homes to those with no where to stay. Hundreds more volunteer to help out the firies, with whatever they can, cooking meals, offering support. Reminds me of Brisbane during the floods, where thousands turned out to help those flooded out clean up. Myself included. I can tell you there was every section of our society represented. I've never been prouder to be a Qlder, [ oh wait, 8 straight State of Origins ] Well done, Sunshine Coast, you've done us proud. With the teenagers questioned about the fire at Peregian, seems four 14-15 year olds' decided to have a camp fire that got out of control. I believe they understand the concept of a total fire ban now. That's just the buzz from up there .


    'Not out of the woods': Conditions worsen on Sunshine Coast
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    I posted an article in CA, part of that article dealt with something that must be considered. What happens in the future if we have multiple emergencies, fire high winds etc over an extended period, and our first responders , over time, are exhausted? I will cherry pick the paragraphs. From The Conversation;

    Map of bushfire seasons. Bureau of Meteorology New challenges for the emergency services

    While experts recently forecast a worse-than-average coming bushfire season, the current emergency has essentially exploded out of nowhere.Many Australian communities do know how to prepare but there is always some apathy at the start of bushfire season around getting households and communities bushfire-ready. When it’s still relatively cold and feeling like the last whisps of winter are still affecting us, bushfire preparation seems very far off.Compounding our worsening bushfire conditions, we are increasingly building in bushfire-prone areas, exposing people and homes to fire. This tips the scales of risk further in favour of catastrophic losses. Sadly too, these risks always disproportionately affect the most vulnerable.


    With such extensive fires over wide areas, the current emergency points to an extremely frightening future possibility: that emergency services become more and more stretched, responding to fires, floods, storms, tropic cyclones and a myriad other natural hazards earlier in each hazard season, increasingly overlapping.Our emergency services do an amazing job but their resources and the energy of their staff and volunteers can only go so far.Regularly the emergency services of one area or state are deployed to other areas to help respond to emergencies. But inevitably, we will see large-scale disasters occurring simultaneously in multiple territories, making it impossible to share resources. Our emergency management workforce report they are already stressed and overworked, and losing the capacity to share resources will only exacerbate this. Immediate challenges will be to continue funding emergency management agencies across the nation, ensuring the workforce has the necessary training and experience to plan and respond to a range of complex emergencies, and making sure local communities are involved in actively planning for emergencies.
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    South Australian firefighters heading to Brisbane to help battle unprecedented bushfires

    SA firefighters and incident specialists are heading up to Queensland to support local teams in stopping its huge bushfires.



    Dozens of South Australian firefighters have flown to Queenslandto boost efforts battling one of its worst bushfire seasons on record.

    About 55 firefighters will on Thursday follow 17 “incident management specialists” from Country Fire Service, Metropolitan Fire Service and the state’s environment department deployed to southeast Queensland where more than 80 fires were burning.
    Homes and livelihoods were destroyed as Queensland police investigated at least 21 fires which may be deliberately lit.
    CFS acting chief officer Andrew Stark said SA firefighters from as far as Port Lincoln responded to the call for help and would be on the front lines for three days.
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    I can not thank the firefighters enough who worked tirelessly battling the deliberately lit fire at Peregian.

    Only 2 homes were damaged. Both only caught alight by flying embers.

    How others did not catch alight is mind blowing. I have just seen some footage which was embedded in this article:

    Qld bushfires: Mother of juvenile accused of lighting fire hits back


    You can see the embers hitting the buildings.

    On another sad note, there were reports of looters roaming the place during the exclusive. What scum.
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    Heard on the radio today that a teenage boy and girl have been charged over the Peregian fire. Don't know any details.

    Edit: Found this:

    Teenagers charged over Peregian Beach bushfire on Sunshine Coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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    Yep, didn't want to believe it . But it happened.

    Residents sprayed with ember rain as 'deliberately lit' bushfire raged
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    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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    Some People Really Shouldn't Breed

    How do you get through to people?

    My sister was driving on the D'aguilar Hway and near Marysmokes Creek, there was a person burning rubbish, left over from a new house construction. She notified the rural firies.

    These people should have a coming together with a rattan cane!

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