Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby Old Fart » Fri 15 Mar, 2019 7:40 am

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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Fri 29 Mar, 2019 7:45 am

That looks like a pad.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby Annawalksaround » Wed 03 Apr, 2019 7:24 pm

icefest wrote:Image

Hi, I’m an artist trying to get in touch with you (Icefest) regarding this image. Please send me a PM. Thanks.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby Azza » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 8:59 am

I think you'll find this image was posted on https://firecentre.org.au/
Icefest has just linked it from the site.
It most likely come from a Par Avion / PWS / TFS flight during the fires.
I pretty sure it was doing the rounds on facebook because I've seen it elsewhere, just can't remember the source.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby Blue Jacket Hiker » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 12:20 pm

Just an update...
As many may already know, the re-opening of the SW, and more specifically the Arthurs and surrounds is a long way off. Rather than talking "next month" I have been told that "next season" is much more realistic considering the extensive assessment and then rectification works involved.

While for burnt areas this seems legitimate, I do wonder about unaffected areas, considering the length of access closure - ie. most of the western arthurs - how many will grow impatient and venture out considering bushwalkers' propensity for adventure...
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 1:00 pm

There is something like 1800 kilometers of road that needs to be assessed and deemed safe before they can open. Agreed it is frustrating but there is plenty of places open for walkers and my opinion is to respect those working to re open the affected areas by staying away.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 1:53 pm

Scotts Peak Road has been reopened however all tracks that start along that road are still closed and I suspect will remain that way for some time.
That looks like a pad.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby Blue Jacket Hiker » Thu 18 Apr, 2019 11:11 am

ILUVSWTAS wrote:There is something like 1800 kilometers of road that needs to be assessed and deemed safe before they can open. Agreed it is frustrating but there is plenty of places open for walkers and my opinion is to respect those working to re open the affected areas by staying away.


Agreed.

A nice little reward for patience with this update coming through yesterday arvo... (from Parks Facebook)

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.

For any visitors who are driving through or venturing into fire-affected areas that are now open, we’d like to remind you to take extra care. Post fire dangers include potential hazards from damaged trees and infrastructure, plus less obvious hazards including unstable burnt ground.

PWS remind visitors not to enter any closed fire-affected areas. They remain closed for good reasons, primarily for public safety.

The Hartz Mountain National Park, and the Huon and Edgar campgrounds on Scotts Peak Road are now open. The Western Arthur Range is open between Moraine A and K, returning to Scotts Peak only (beyond Moraine K - Arthur Plains - has been heavily impacted). Lake Skinner, Mt Wedge, Port Davey Track, Frankland Range and Growling Swallet are now open.

For the full list of current track closures please see: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785

Please continue to take great care with campfires and abide by all local PWS signage.
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

Postby tastrax » Thu 08 Aug, 2019 7:09 pm

AFAC Independent Operational Review into these fires

http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/userfiles/AF ... Review.pdf

(edited - wrong link)
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Re: Gell River Fire - Lake Rhona Region

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