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 Smoke Plume Blankets Perth
Charles
 Posted: Jan 14 2018, 04:33 PM
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Smoke plume from hills fire blankets Perth

By James Carmody

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Up to 150 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters along with volunteer bushfire brigades are working to control a blaze in Mundaring in the Perth Hills.

The fire was reported around 8:30am Sunday morning and water-bombing aircraft were called immediately to help, with some residential properties in the area increasing the urgency to get it under control.

The fire is burning about 12 kilometres south east of Mundaring and started near the intersection of Gorrie Road and Chamber Road, moving in a westerly direction.


Emergency services said the fire was out of control and unpredictable, but there was no immediate threat to lives or homes.

Firefighters are building containment lines to restrict the fire's progress.

It has burnt through 850 hectares if bushland and the cause is not yet known.

Drivers have been warned to be careful because there is a lot of smoke in the area.

A number of roads have been closed including Gorrie Road, Firewood Road from the intersection of Mundaring Weir Road, Smit Road from the intersection of Yarra Road and the Bibbulmun Track between the Hills Forest and Mt Dale.

Wind has blown the smoke plume over the city.

Perth is expecting a deluge to drench the city from late Sunday, bringing hope to firefighters battling the blaze.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the city could receive five times its monthly average rainfall in one day when the remnants of ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce arrive in the metro area after tracking south from the Kimberley.

Between 30 and 50 millimetres of rain is predicted.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-14/smoke-plume-from-hills-fire-blankets-perth/9327970

Our back patio has a layer of ash. We need the forecast rain to help our firefighters.

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QUOTE (charka @ Jan 14 2018, 07:25 PM)
Last disaster NSW offered to send planes over it was refused people died houses lost



True Charka. Petty officialdom! http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif

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