RFI: Vic Mallee Areas

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Subject: RFI: Vic Mallee Areas
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:52:16 +1100
Anyone headed into the bush this weekend needs to be mindful of the weather and fires situation. I'm not sure if you've arrived here yet, Drew, but we've had bad bushfires in the NE of Victoria for the last week and they look set to worsen tomorrow with temperatures forecast to top 40 degrees in some places (37 in melbourne). 40 deg C is 104 Fahrenheit. There have been fires in the west and northwest as well, and anything is possible in these temperatures once the north wind gets going.

All the national parks and most state forests in the NE of the state are closed due to fires, as are many places in Gippsland.

You can check fire updates at +Page?open
(for public land)

and    for private land and urban areas.

Cheers, and I hope everyone has a safe weekend.

Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia

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