Bookmark Biosphere bushfire

To: John Turner <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Bookmark Biosphere bushfire
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 12:39:28 +1080
Yes it has burned 110,971 ha, including about 2/3rds of Taylorville Station
(south of Gluepot), 10,000 ha in the Birdseye block of Gluepot, and a huge
chunk of Calperum station.
A containment line of sorts has almost been completed around the fire, the
perimeter of which is now 300 km. The wind is from the north, pushing the
fire towards the River Murray and settled areas. There are 2 waterbombers
and a sky crane (same type as "Elvis") at the Waikerie airport on standby.
200 CFS crew are working to ensure the fire doesn't break through the
containment line. I will put some photos and a map of which areas have been
burnt on my website tonight & will provide an update tomorrow.


Peter Waanders
Waikerie, SA
mob.: 0424 212889
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