Thursday 30th January 2003

Fires were still burning in the south of the ACT, burning out blocks on the north eastern side of Naas Valley. Additional back burns were carried out within the national park and a constant vigil was maintained to prevent new ignitions or threats.

On the eve of the 29th fire threatened to break containment lines on the eastern side of the national park, menacing Michelago. ACT resources were sent to assist as the fire had spotted across the Murrumbidgee River.

The Forest Fire Danger Index on Thursday 30th was very high, in the extreme range.

Battle for Michelago

With pockets of fire still burning throughout the broken and heavily timbered Namadgi ranges, Extreme fire weather on 30 January caused spotting across the Murrumbidgee River, threatening a rural settlement to the west of Michelago. A NSW taskforce moving into position along Clearview Range road as fire begins an upslope run in woodland.


NSW taskforce moving into position along Clearview Range road


Photograph © Jeff Cutting

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