Saturday, January 28, 2006

Fire update: The worst appears to be over

We've had lots of rain over the last 24 hours, and things are under control again north of us. Other areas, notably parts of the Grampians, haven't been quite so lucky, but Lisa's sister & her husband have now thankfully been able to return home to Kinglake safely.

For pictures of the fight over the last few days, see The Age [highly recommended Melbourne-based newspaper, owned by Fairfax, Antipodean media nemesis of that lovely even-handed Mr Murdoch ].

From the CFA Website:

"The continuing damp and humind conditions last night and today have greatly assisted firefighters as they complete and consolidate the 14 kilometre control line around the Kinglake (formally Burgan Track) fire.

There is no immediate threat to residents. Rain and stable conditions today have given crews the chance to strengthen control lines. There is currently no running fire edge, and fire crews will continue to control hot spots.

Residents who have evacuated from their homes could consider returning as the threat to the area has greatly reduced."

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