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Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby kanangra » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 7:15 am

The fires have claimed a number of back country huts in KNP including, Four Mile, Round Mt. Happys and Broooks (again). This is a real shame. So much history gone.

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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 8:46 am

Yep, very sad. Here is a list of what we know so far.

This doesn't include all KNP huts just the ones that were and are in immediate threat of fire.

Destroyed

Kiandra Courthouse / Chalet
Wolgal Hut
Pattison's House
Matthew's Hut
Sawyers Hill Hut
4 Mile Hut
Delaney's Hut
Happy's Hut
Round Mountain Hut
Brooks Hut
Cabramurra Ski Club House
Bradley and O'Briens Hut

Safe

Boobee Hut
Mackeys Hut
Tantangara Hut
Broken Dam Hut
Brayshaw's Hut
Yarrangobilly Caves House
Patons
Wheelers
Tin Mine
Cascade
Gooandra
Long Plain
Ingeegoodbee Hut
Schofields Hut
Gavells Hut
Valentine's Hut


Still under threat or unknown – Within the fire line


Circuits Hut
Linemans Hut - 15 Mile
Black Jacks Huts
Vickerys Hut
Witzes
Hains
Bill Jones
Old Currango
Currango
Cooinbil
Millers
Hainsworth
Coolamine Homestead
Pedens
Townsend
Oldfields
Pockets
Cesjacks
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby GBW » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 8:48 am

How's the weather up there Zapruda? Are things looking more positive for areas towards Namadgi?
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 8:54 am

Some pics
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 8:58 am

GBW wrote:How's the weather up there Zapruda? Are things looking more positive for areas towards Namadgi?


A cool change is coming with a nice bit of rain. Hopefully it helps. The fire has continued to burn through the Bogong Peaks Wilderness and slowly around Tantangara, Long Plain and Gulf plain.

It seems that the fire threat to Namadgi from NSW is being controlled brilliantly. Its looking good for now.

Ill be heading out on Friday or Saturday to have a look around Kiandra. KNP is still closed unfortunately.

Ill post some pics of the damage on the weekend.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby crollsurf » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 9:07 am

Some were rebuilds so can be rebuilt and nothing lost really. Some were original and that is tragic, 4 Mile Hut in particular. Someone flew over in a helicopter and ID'd a number of huts standing and destroyed, but I fear the number will increase. EDIT: I had provided a list from KHA but Zapruda beat me to it.

@Zapruda, I'm hoping there is a chance the KNP will be open for Australia Day (unlikely). If so, I'll drive down and have a look around the Nungar area
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 9:21 am

crollsurf wrote:@Zapruda, I'm hoping there is a chance the KNP will be open for Australia Day (unlikely). If so, I'll drive down and have a look around the Nungar area


Me too Crolly. Nungar and the northern part of the park are really special to me. I'm itching to check out some places I really loved out there not just the huts.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Tyreless » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 9:30 am

Fires Near Me shows the fires have reached Cesjacks Hut.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 9:43 am

Tyreless wrote:Fires Near Me shows the fires have reached Cesjacks Hut.


Thanks Tyreless. Hopefully because Cesjacks is somewhat easy to access, it was wrapped and the surrounding area cleared... Fingers crossed...
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby LachlanB » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 12:49 pm

Some huts have been wrapped by the look of it...
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A 'Namadgi' Hut being wrapped that is clearly Valentines
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby rcaffin » Wed 22 Jan, 2020 5:54 pm

Cesjacks is fine. The local BFB (Rocky Plains I think) partly wrapped it (doors & windows) and then ran a light control burn around the grassland to Doubtful Ck and then N to the Grey Mare FT. At first glance it looks awful, but we know that next spring all the grass will regrow like mad.
So what Fires Near Me shows includes all the control burns.

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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Wed 22 Jan, 2020 5:56 pm

Thanks for the update Roger.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby GBW » Wed 22 Jan, 2020 10:51 pm

Vickerys Hut was lost to the fires.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby Zapruda » Thu 23 Jan, 2020 5:31 am

GBW wrote:Vickerys Hut was lost to the fires.


Damn, thanks GBW. After driving through the area this weekend I didn’t think it stood much of a chance. The Bogong Peaks area got hammered.
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby kanangra » Thu 23 Jan, 2020 8:45 am

That's sad. I visited that hut once. Nice walk in from the road.

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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby johnrs » Thu 30 Jan, 2020 8:43 am

And here is an updated list from the KHA/NPWS

KNP & NAMADGI BUSHFIRES UPDATE
Namadgi: as at 29 Jan, the Orroral Valley fire remains out of control. Alert level is Advice. Thanks to the great efforts of the ACT Parks & Conservations and ACT RFS, The Orroral Homestead and Woolshed have survived.
KNP: as at 28 Jan, the NPWS has confirmed that the following 14 huts and buildings have been lost in the recent bushfires in the Kosciuszko National Park.
6 huts, KHA caretakers assist the NPWS with ongoing maintenance:
• Fifteen Mile Spur Hut (new)
• Linesmans No3 (new)
• Happys Hut
• Brooks Hut (still standing but badly burnt)
• Bradley and O’Briens Hut
• Four Mile Hut
8 structures, KHA does not caretake:
• Vickerys Hut (new)
• Delaneys Hut
• Sawyers Hill Rest House
• Round Mountain Hut
• Wolgal Lodge (Kiandra Precinct)
• Kiandra Court House (Kiandra Precinct)
• Pattersons Hut (Kiandra Precinct)
• Matthews Cottage (Kiandra Precinct)
Survived
3 Huts with KHA caretakers have survived the fires (confirmed by NPWS):
• Boobee Hut
• Broken Dam
• Mackays Hut
While many members may have heard news of other affected huts, we are only reporting information that has been confirmed by NPWS.
Members should be aware that this crisis has a long way to go before it is under control. Also, rebuilding and recovery will be a long and difficult process that must be undertaken in cooperation with the NPWS. Until the fires are extinguished the NPWS will have many of its resources committed to fire control and protection efforts. The KHA applauds the enormous commitment that NPWS men and women are making to save the huts, homesteads and other assets within the KNP.
We will continue to keep you informed as more news comes to hand.
Bushfire updates are also being posted on the home page of the KHA website (Latest News).
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Re: Kosci Huts Gone!

Postby crollsurf » Thu 30 Jan, 2020 9:48 am

Whoever was involved saving the Orroral Homestead would have to be some of the bravest people on the Planet. I drove past on Monday on the Momaro Hwy and the fire looked like an erupting volcano.
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