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Fire in the Hole. Bushfire my way. Time to kit up.

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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

yeah, no worries, having a break, bit of chips, spring rolls and dim sims.

latest posted above.

bally




posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:32 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Thanx mate

Much appreciated




posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Smoke earlier on.



Lucky blowing the other way at the time.

Bally



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:39 AM
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originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: chr0naut

yeah, no worries, having a break, bit of chips, spring rolls and dim sims.

latest posted above.

bally


😏... here I’m all concerned .. and you’re having a mini smorgasbord πŸ˜†.

Good to keep your strength up though.. *still chuckling*



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:40 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Maybe Zaph can tell me what sort of water bombing plane this one was. It's the first I've seen out this ways with skis.



kind regards,

bally

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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

Gotta be positive. Brigades are out there now in the dark. I'm cooling it here on my back verandah.

You're right. Needed something to eat and a drink.



bally



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:44 AM
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a reply to: bally001

At the risk of sounding trite, where is this fire, don't need to know your address but this is an international site after all.


Good luck and stay safe.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Hi, thanx for your concern. Check above advice. Buccarumbi/Nymboida. Hang on I'll paste it for you.

Edit and paste from page one.

"The latest Advice
Advice - Old Glen Innes Rd, Buccarumbi (Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:21/08/2018 17:39

Close modal
A bush fire is burning in the in the vicinity of Old Glen Innes Road, Buccarumbi, approximately 30km south-west of Grafton. The fire has burnt 2,154 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

Fire activity is increasing along Old Glen Innes Road. Firefighters are working to protect properties on Glens Creek Road.

Firefighters are in attendance and are working with local residents. Waterbombing aircraft have been assisting firefighters on the ground. As conditions allow, backburning operations will be undertaken by firefighters to building and consolidate containment lines. This will result in an increase in fire activity and smoke in the area.

Old Glen Innes Road is closed at the Doboy Road intersection.

Advice

People in the areas identified above should continue to monitor the situation closely and be prepared to enact your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

Follow the advice of firefighters on the ground.

Other Information

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking www.rfs.nsw.gov.au..., listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au.... Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 22/08/2018 09:00 or if the situation changes. "

Kind regards,

Bally

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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: chr0naut

yeah, no worries, having a break, bit of chips, spring rolls and dim sims.

latest posted above.

bally


Good to hear.

My parents were in a similar situation a few days ago but the wind turned and they got ahead of the worst.

Have a cold one to wash it down.




posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 05:36 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Hiya fella, I've PMd Zaph about your plane with the skis. Good to see it looks like they've got the brunt of it under control. News report said 500 hectares were BBQd before their best efforts managed to smother its progress and path. You'll be feeling a bit of relief there.


Sky news report with footage

Further SE a heli pilot lost his life in a crash whilst waterbombing a fire. 188 Antipodean firefighting personnel recently flew to the US to help battle fires in Cali.

Every now and then I count my blessings that I live in the urban corners of a wet island nation. We've had a bunch of wildfires this summer and I posted photos of one that was only a handful of miles away. Ours are very mild compared to yours and other countries. Glad you're gonna be OK.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Don't quote me, but it may be a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
www.google.com... s-wiz-serp.1.0.0i71l5.0.0..3821...0.0..0.0.0.......0.SN87QOppURE

Here's a link, ATS is still goofy and I can't upload photo's.

this link is better😊 www.fly-corporate.com...


Edit: glad you're prepared, stay safe and enjoy your dim sum 🍢🍢🍲[
edit on 21-8-2018 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)


**off topic** ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️ what the heck ATS, I did not use the EDIT box on the bottom.πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†



edit on 21-8-2018 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)
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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Looks like a Pilatus PC-6 Porter with floats and converted for wildfire duty.

Pilatus PC-6 Porter



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Hard to tell from that angle but it might be an AT-802F Fire Boss.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Actually, yeah that would make more sense, and they are used extensively for fire duty as well. The squared wings and elevators along with the tapered fuselage just brought the Pilatus to mind right away.

AT-802F Fire Boss
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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 08:38 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: bally001

Looks like a Pilatus PC-6 Porter with floats and converted for wildfire duty.

Pilatus PC-6 Porter




Very nice



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: bally001

Hard to tell from that angle but it might be an AT-802F Fire Boss.


Is this northern California? It's starting to be daylight.
Flightradar24 will have them tracked...



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Thanks Kardinsky for your thoughts. 1.15am here at the moment. Nice glow out the back door.

Go to "Fires Near Me." NSW Rural Fire Service. This is the one on my back door so to speak.

"A bush fire is burning in the in the vicinity of Old Glen Innes Road, Buccarumbi, approximately 30km south-west of Grafton. The fire has burnt 2,154 hectares and is out of control."

Then there's this one at the other end of the road east of me. But not particularly worried about that fire as it's under control.
ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: 3520 Armidale Rd, Nymboida, NSW 2460
COUNCIL AREA: Clarence Valley
STATUS: Being controlled
TYPE: Bush Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 1630 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY:

So you can see there is a fair bit of land now burnt.

I'm at the eastern end of the Buccarumbi fire west of Nymboida.

Winds have eased although the odd gust comes out of no where. Neighbours to my west have started clearing out and containment lines are being done with the use of a dozer and grader.

Me, I may have a coffee and lay down on the lounge.

Kind regards,

bally



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Hi Bb.

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm located in New South Wales, Australia. Northern Rivers.

regards,

bally



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks mate. Another one that was active later on was single engine, small. Had a pod under one wing only. I imagine that may be difficult to land with.

regards,

bally



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Cheers, looked like that.

bally




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