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Photos from the Doctors Gap Fire

  It’s still hazy towards the northern end of the Hartley Valley towards the Vale of Clwydd and Doctors Gap where the fire that started early on Wednesday morning is now under control. Here’s a link to some photos taken during the day from both the Valley and Lithgow. Click…

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From the RFS Website

Major Fire Updates Advice – Berry Street Fire (Lithgow) 10/01/13 15:31 Posted: 10/01/2013 The bush fire that is burning in the Lithgow area on Hartley Valley Road between Berry Street and Doctors Gap Road, is now under control. Current Situation Fire fighters have contained the fire overnight by back burning in…

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Extreme Fire Danger on Tuesday 8th January

  Worst fire conditions in decades to hit NSW Posted: 07/01/2013 The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has declared a state-wide Total Fire Ban for NSW as the State braces for one of its worst fire danger days on record. The Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges…

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Rainfall in Hartley Valley over 2012

  We’ve been experiencing a great deal of hot, dry weather of late. After three years  of excellent to slightly excessive rainfall, since July it’s felt like the tap was suddenly turned off. It was therefore surprising to look at my Rainfall chart for 2012 to discover that the total…

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