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    Huge fire on Fraser Island

    Fraser island tourists have been evacuated to the southern end of the island as firefighters battle a massive month-old bushfire on two townships.
    The fire is burning on multiple fronts 1.2km north of Cathedrals Beach and heading south-southwest, the Department of Environment said on Sunday.
    “Rangers are preparing fire lines around the townships of Happy Valley and Cathedrals,” a spokeswoman said.


    Campers flee to safety as fire rolls through Fraser Island
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    I’ve been following this for the last three weeks or so as we have a week booked on the island.

    It appears a couple of young fella had a camp fire in Zone 8 (no open fires allowed) and was either left in-attended or it got away from them.

    I believe a second fire has started which isn’t related to the original.

    Between fires and dingos three of the four zones we are booked in are closed.

    We leave for fraser on the 27th, hopefully the fires are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W&KO View Post
    I’ve been following this for the last three weeks or so as we have a week booked on the island.

    It appears a couple of young fella had a camp fire in Zone 8 (no open fires allowed) and was either left in-attended or it got away from them.

    I believe a second fire has started which isn’t related to the original.

    Between fires and dingos three of the four zones we are booked in are closed.

    We leave for fraser on the 27th, hopefully the fires are out.
    Yes, all the best. Surely they will be.
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    Yes, all the best. Surely they will be.
    Talking to our neighbors who have a house at orchid beach putting the fire out has had some issue....

    Off course it is a little hearsay

    Apparently water bombing helicopters have been refused permission to suck water out of the fresh water lakes.

    And as the island is world heritage listed water bombing from the main land with retardant isn’t allowed either.

    Interesting that the community at orchid beach are proactive in maintaining firebreaks reducing fuel load between houses amd fire break which has mean the fire has threaten them. Maybe because the land is crown or control by parks??

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    Quote Originally Posted by W&KO View Post
    Talking to our neighbors who have a house at orchid beach putting the fire out has had some issue....

    Off course it is a little hearsay

    Apparently water bombing helicopters have been refused permission to suck water out of the fresh water lakes.

    And as the island is world heritage listed water bombing from the main land with retardant isn’t allowed either.

    Interesting that the community at orchid beach are proactive in maintaining firebreaks reducing fuel load between houses amd fire break which has mean the fire has threaten them. Maybe because the land is crown or control by parks??
    Some land around townships is freehold. Most of the Island is National Park, protected under the Nature Conservation Act, 1992, and the Recreation Areas Management Act, 2006, to the low water mark.
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    Why are they 'Fleeing'?

    This is the current advice..............................and has been for weeks! Slow news day?

    Advice: There is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Why are they 'Fleeing'?

    This is the current advice..............................and has been for weeks! Slow news day?

    Advice: There is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.
    Actually, they have been evacuated.

    Fraser island tourists have been evacuated to the southern end of the island as firefighters battle a massive month-old bushfire on two townships.
    The fire is burning on multiple fronts 1.2km north of Cathedrals Beach and heading south-southwest, the Department of Environment said on Sunday.
    “Rangers are preparing fire lines around the townships of Happy Valley and Cathedrals,” a spokeswoman said.
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    More on the fire.


    For more than six weeks Fraser Island has been troubled by fires and the latest blaze has resulted in a “Leave Now” order issued to campers at Cathedrals on Fraser.
    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services say there’s the bushfire “conditions are getting worse” near Cathedrals at Fraser Island.

    The dingo-fenced camping ground has self-catering cabins, permanent canvas tents, powered and unpowered campsites and is sheltered behind the dunes 6 km north of the famous Maheno Shipwreck.
    The fire is travelling from north of Lake Bowarrady, in the vicinity of Awinya Road, south towards Cathedrals on Fraser.
    It is expected to impact the camping ground by dusk and have a significant impact on the community, QFES says.
    The “Leave Now” advice was the second warning issued in an hour on Saturday.
    Just before 1.30pm the QFES also released a “Stay Informed” advice for a large bushfire travelling from north of Lake Bowarrady in the vicinity of Awinya Road south towards Happy Valley.
    “People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality,” QFES said in a statement.
    “Properties are not under direct threat at this time.”
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    QFES bulletin Saturday.


    Advice: 24°54'41.69"s & 153°16'39.79"e, Fraser Island




    STAY INFORMED: Fraser Island bushfire as at 6.00pm Sat 14 Nov



    Bushfire warning level: ADVICE


    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on Fraser Island.


    You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.


    Currently as at 6.00pm a large bushfire is in the vicinity of Lake Bowarrady and travelling in a southerly direction towards Happy Valley.


    Cathedrals on Fraser is now closed. Travellers are advised to check the QPWS website for updates and travel advice as other camping grounds and roads in the area may be closed.


    People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
    Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.











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    https://bit.ly/2H0UPzv
    Response Date: 14/10/2020, 1:23 PM
    Vehicles on Scene: 5
    Vehicles on Route: 0
    Last Update: 16/11/2020, 8:06 AM
    I’m pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    Actually, they have been evacuated.

    Fraser island tourists have been evacuated to the southern end of the island as firefighters battle a massive month-old bushfire on two townships.
    The fire is burning on multiple fronts 1.2km north of Cathedrals Beach and heading south-southwest, the Department of Environment said on Sunday.
    “Rangers are preparing fire lines around the townships of Happy Valley and Cathedrals,” a spokeswoman said.
    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.
    He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary.


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