Fire resources

To: 'Rhiannon Kiggins' <>, 'Ryu Callaway' <>
Subject: Fire resources
From: Don Fletcher <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 06:41:14 +0000

Hi Rhiannon


For that I was advised to try Twitter, and it has worked tolerably well, although I am still learning how the platform works.  But it would be best to recognise that it is, in effect, a crowd conversation. So it is not all reliable, and in particular I noticed mistakes about south V north side of the street, and houses on corners allocated into the wrong street address, etc, but people are trying to be helpful and eventually the accurate picture emerged about whose houses had been destroyed or damaged.  And one very helpful person started collating all the tweeted information into a list.  I was advised to start by searching for the location as a hashtag, eg hypothetically  #Canberra, #London Circuit, or #Canberra Fires, #London Circuit Fires, etc. You will start to see the most useful hashtags after you get started.



Don Fletcher

0428 48 9990


From: Rhiannon Kiggins <>
Sent: Friday, 3 January 2020 3:18 PM
To: Ryu Callaway <>
Cc: COG Chat <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Fire resources


Thank you Ryu for that information, very helpful.


Can I take this opportunity to ask if anyone knows of a website or some sort of list/register which details houses (i.e. addresses) lost in certain areas? I have family who have a property in Fisherman's Paradise and are anxious to find out any information about the effect of fires in that region. Due to road closures and traffic, they have been unable to check the property for over a week.


I have tried a thorough search online, but haven't found anything yet. 


Any information would be appreciated.  







On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 9:19 PM Ryu Callaway <> wrote:

While I imagine most of you will be well on top of the situation, here are a few resources I have found useful for monitoring the situation.


Fire hotspots map - - gives you a better idea of the areas still burning as opposed to the burnt area shown on fires near me.

Fires near me - - current fire status and burnt areas. If you download the app you can get push notifications for a specified area.

NSW wind forecast map with speeds and directions -;tz=AEDT

ACT/NSW wide Fire Danger Ratings and Bans -

ACT ESA State of Alert Govt Services updates -

For facebook users I would recommend following ABC Canberra as they have been providing helpful and relevant updates throughout the day. 


Total Fire Ban has been declared for Fri/Sat, and evacuation/leave zones currently cover Kosciusko, Snowy Mtns and SW Namadgi, and much of the coast south of Nowra, with more constantly being added.

Stay safe, be prepared, and take care. Your year list can wait :)



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