Thursday 9th January 2003

Resources were again deployed to both the Bendora and Stockyard Spur Fires. The objective was to keep the fires contained to their smallest possible size, with aerial support. Heavy plant was being organised to assist. As the weather conditions worsened in the afternoon the fires expanded fairly quickly. Access to the fires in Namadgi was via the Mt Franklin Road and it became important to keep the road open.

Bushfire vehicles were able to reach the Bendora fire, and several Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) walked in to construct a mineral earth trail by rakehoe at the Stockyard Spur Fire. Water bombing was undertaken on both fires, including the use of the Southcare 1 helicopter. ACT crews were also sent to the McIntyres Fire in NSW.


Cutting a rakehoe line at Bendora Fire around 2.00pm.

Cutting a rakehoe line at Bendora Fire around 2.00pm.


Cutting a rakehoe line at Bendora Fire around 2.00pm.

Photographs © B Ferrett


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