Bushfires threaten South Australia. After the hottest October on record, in what will be the hottest year on record, South Australia already faces an extraordinarily dangerous fire season.
Is it sane for the South Australian government and its Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission to be contemplating setting up this State as the world’s radioactive trash dump?
Are they not aware of the agonies that went on in Ukraine over the forest fires threatening Chernobyl region. and radioactive waste sites in California?
It is simply crazy, in view of climate change and increasingly hot, dry , long bushfire seasons to suggest placing dangerous radioactive trash in South Australia
Catastrophic fire danger warning as SA faces extreme heat http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-18/hot-weather-forecast-sa-change-later/6952632 Another day of extreme heat has been forecast across South Australia for Thursday and total fire bans have been imposed for 10 districts, with catastrophic ratings in four of them.
Adelaide is expecting a high of 35 degrees Celsius, after the mercury peaked above 40C on Wednesday….. The Education Department said catastrophic fire danger ratings meant it would close some state schools and preschools in bushfire-prone areas of the Riverland, mid-north, Flinders and North-West Pastoral regions on Thursday.
Some national parks and reserves would remain closed on Thursday, the Environment Department said, on eastern Eyre Peninsula, in the far north, and through the mid-north, Flinders Ranges, Riverland and Murraylands.
Firefighters will be on high alert and crews are still at a blaze south of Adelaide, which first broke out on Tuesday.
The Country Fire Service said the scrub fire at Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula was yet to be controlled.
Country Fire Service crews continue to tackle fires as South Australia goes on full alert for 2015 bushfire season, Advertiser, 18 Nov 15 POLICE are patrolling bushfire-prone areas and aerial bombers remain on standby as extreme fire conditions are forecast across the state just days into the fire-danger season.
Operation Nomad patrols and other police will target known firebugs and ask that anyone who notices suspicious activity or people in fire danger areas to contact the police assistance line on 131 444.
“Landowners are also asked to adhere to local harvest codes of practice which are available from your local council,’’ a police spokeswoman said.
Total fire bans are in place across most of the state as the temperature is tipped to soar into the 40s in the north and west of the state…….
CFS volunteers are currently monoriting a grass fire at Burma Rd, Kyeema, near Hope Forest, that began on Tuesday.
The blaze, which has burned about 75ha of scrub, is burning in Kyeema National Park, about 15km away from Wilunga. It is not threatening any buildings but is creating smoke across land around Willunga and Aldinga.
Residents are advised that changing conditions may cause the fire to threaten their safety.
The fire is not controlled and is burning in a south-westerly direction towards the Yundi township.
On Tuesday, more than 130 firefighters in 36 trucks, with the assistance of three aerial bombers, battled to contain the blaze.
A fire at Cleve, on the Eyre Peninsula, is under control after burning about 600ha of scrub.
In an ominous sign of the summer ahead, Country Fire Service crews fought several large grass fires throughout Tuesday.
Crews managed to contain a fire sparked by a header at Woolshed Flat near Rhynie, which burnt 360ha……
extreme fire danger ratings in the Mt Lofty Ranges, Northwest Pastoral, West Coast and Lower Eyre Peninsula districts.
Severe fire conditions are predicted in the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Riverland, Murraylands and Upper South East regions……..
Landowners are urged to ensure they have their bushfire plans ready and have taken steps to prepare their properties for the bushfire season. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/country-fire-service-crews-continue-to-tackle-fires-as-south-australia-goes-on-full-alert-for-2015-bushfire-season/story-fnl1ee8j-1227612426355