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    There were quite a few fire breaks years ago,thatís late sixtyís,and seventies.

    Most of the inland tracks were actually fire breaks.They were easily seen on the airial photographs that we used before maps of the area were available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Yea, I know, Bob. Just saying!

    I reckon this fire could have been 'Nipped in the Bud' weeks ago, with a 3 blade width, containment line across the top of the island.

    I know people of certain persuasions will gasp in horror at the suggestion of desecrating the flora.

    However, having worked on Fraser, whilst the sand mining was in full swing, I would bet London to a brick that very few, if any, 'Environmentalists' could take me to the mine site today, based purely on the damage to the area. It is truly an example of Mother Nature healing herself. ​I think she identifies as non-testicled?

    Hope all goes well for all up there and W&KO get to enjoy the place.
    Plenty BBQ lizard for the native dogs, at least. They are not allowed to use the lakes to refill the fire fighting choppers, how silly is that. All it would take is a decent storm, back to normal. Oh well, the beach can't burn.
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    good thing about fire on the island is that its already contained. sorry, firefighter humour.
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    Huge fire on Fraser Island

    Water bombing happening today.

    Stole the image off the net....pretty neat that he found the planes.




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    That's a different fire than the one burning for weeks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    Plenty BBQ lizard for the native dogs, at least. They are not allowed to use the lakes to refill the fire fighting choppers, how silly is that. All it would take is a decent storm, back to normal. Oh well, the beach can't burn.
    The lakes are water table windows,and full of wildlife, maybe that is one of the issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    The lakes are water table windows,and full of wildlife, maybe that is one of the issues.
    Difficult to weigh up, hey? How much wildlife dies from the fire or how much by using the lakes for water.
    Not easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    That's a different fire than the one burning for weeks!
    In the best Maxwell Smart voice, missed it by thaaat much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    That's a different fire than the one burning for weeks!
    Yes, I believe itís a second fire separate to the original one. Interesting that this fire is closish to Kingfisher Resort and get aerial support.

    I havenít seen any report of water bombing for the original fire....there have been ground crews attending to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W&KO View Post
    Interesting that this fire is closish to Kingfisher Resort and get aerial support.
    The fact didn't escape me.
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