|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.
Last updated 24 December 2004