Saturday 11th January 2003
The Bendora Fire strategy was by direct attack, supported by indirect attack with RAFT teams and bulldozers. The Stockyard Spur Fire was still being monitored with resources at Gingera. Heavy plant was being utilised to improve access and construct firebreaks around assets; water bombing and aerial observations were continuing. Back burning commenced at the McIntyres Fire in NSW. By Sunday morning the majority of the ACT resources were no longer working in NSW, as they were required for the ACT fires.

Uriarra settlement was being set up as an air observers’ base.

Emergency Services now had a fully operational staging area at Bulls Head and provided logistical support for all three ACT fires. They ran the staging area, provided helicopter support, and full catering. They also provided additional support such as staffing the quick-fill pumps and organising equipment and resources as necessary. The ACT Ambulance Service was now providing medical support and Workshops were providing mechanical support in the field.

Back burning commenced during the night to prevent the Bendora Fire crossing the Mt Franklin Road.

 

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