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Grampians Fires 2014 - More roads open
8:11:32 PM
Fires starting up with all the electrical storm activity.
In Northern Gramps at Wartook, Pohlners Rd and Roses Gap. Keep an eye on the progress of these if you've got Stapylton or Mt Difficult in mind for this weekend. They'll probably be out by then but there's going to be a southerly wind change on Friday.

Another couple of fires in southern Vic Range. Probably not going to be a big problem. Nothing much left to burn if they start travelling north anyway.

Also one just west of Mt Abrupt..

Probably more to come.
10:31:06 PM
If any plans to camp at copper mine trk, dont as the pohlners rd fire is near there. If know of anyone silly enough to be camping in gramps contact them to get out to a safe place

2:35:36 PM
Reading the recent emergency warning for Laharum, Heathvale, Wartook, Roses Gap and Zumsteins, the following roads are closed (see until it expires):

  • Pohlners road
  • Northern Grampians Road/Mount Victory Road is closed from Halls Gap through to Brimpaen.
  • Roses gap road is closed from the intersection with mt zero road through to northern grampians road.
  • Mt Zero road is closed for its entire length.

I can see the smoke from these fires from my front yard. The look pretty big.
access t CliffCare
5:21:03 PM
Hi All,

Just letting you know that the entire Grampians National Park has been closed as of around midday today. This has been done in the interests of public safety and will be reviewed midday Saturday 18th Jan.
With regards to closure signs, the reality is that currently there are only road closure signs in place in some parts of the Northern Grampians - north of Mt Victory Rd. The plan is to work with the various shires and try and get some more signs out for southern parts. Hopefully this will be tomorrow morning.

Please get the word out to all those that you know that the entire park is closed, not just a few roads here and there. I would imagine human resources will be pushed to the limit as they always are in this kind of situation and the more the community can get the word around, the better it will be.
Some of the fires are burning quite hard. The Hollow Mountain area fire falls into this category.


5:54:02 PM
Frankenstein is spot on;

8:09:25 AM

Issued For: Cherrypool, Glenisla, Glenisla Crossing
Issued: 17/01/14 7:25 AM

This is an Emergency Warning issued by Department of Environment and Primary Industries for Cherrypool, Glenisla, Glenisla Crossing.

There is a fast moving bushfire in the Grampians National Park, heading towards Glenisla, Glenisla Crossing and Cherrypool.

Spot fires and embar attack has been sighted several kms ahead of the fire front.
The fire has the potential to reach the Henty Hwy by 9:00am.

Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous. Emergency Services may not be able to help if you decide to stay.

Travel to;
Nearest Regional town, Hamilton
- The home of family or friends that is away from the warning area.

When driving, slow down and turn on your headlights; smoke will make it difficult to see.

Henty Hwy is closed at Cavendish.

The next update is expected by 17/01/14 9:00 AM or as the situation changes.

8:27:46 AM
Given it started 18km from Dadswells Bridge, this fire has covered quite a bit of territory
This is an Emergency Warning issued by Department of Environment and Primary Industries for Brimpaen.

There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire travelling in a south westerly direction from Heathvale towards Brimpaen.

You are in danger, act now to protect yourself.
It is too late to leave. The safest option is to take shelter indoors immediately.

The next update is expected by 17/01/14 10:00 AM or as the situation changes.
2:51:15 PM
I was just looking at the BOM rain radar and there appeared to be rain in the Ararat Stawell area which would be fantastic timing to help put the fires out. However, then I thought it could just be the smoke fooling the software. Any comments by someone in the know!
3:15:18 PM
3:27:23 PM
I saw the same. Looks like the smoke plume to me.

4:17:22 PM
Looking south from Horsham it looks like a huge plume of smoke, not rain.
4:21:10 PM
Getting serious there:
One death at Roses Gap.
Halls Gap and other places being evacuated.

Eduardo Slabofvic
5:14:17 PM
fires that size can create their own weather, including lighting and rain
5:22:53 PM
Particular matter gets carried up in plume and when it falls registers on radar and Doppler
The most intense radar image is usually just downwind of the fire heart. Good indicator of ember fall zone.

Eduardo Slabofvic
5:51:05 PM
Western Highway is closed from Ballarat. Henty Highway is closed from Cavendish. Basically everything around the Grampians is closed.

See the Vic Roads web site below for more detail.

10:00:51 PM
we just drove back from portland this evening, and to quote Douglas, it looks like mordor over there.
Dave J
10:29:41 PM
Are you still absolutely dead set on summer being the best time for climbing around here wendy?

Eduardo Slabofvic
2:03:07 PM
Yeah Dave. Think about how easy is will be to walk into all the boulders now, not to mention finding all the new problems to be done
11:07:08 PM
Link to a PDF showing the area burnt so far in the Grampians as of today.

8:35:44 AM
Appears to show all of Stapylton, including Taipan to Summer day Valley, Asses Ears, Mt Difficult and Cave&wave walls. Holy crap. Was this a superficial fire or total destruction?

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