I hope it's just smoke and not flames you need to worry about?
Fingers crossed for everyone down there. Maybe there will be a few more runnable forests? Although i suspect it grows back too quickly to take advantage. That was certainly the case with the moorland fires in these parts.
So far just smoke. There is a fire adjacent to one of our areas (Lidsdale shingo), I think that the clubs further north will lose a few. The big fire to the NW of us almost managed to extend into the bush that runs into NW Sydney yesterday after some lightning strikes, looks like it got water-bombed into submission.
The other problem is that we have lost about a month at each end of the "real" orienteering season because the heat comes earlier each year and leaves later.
Call that a fire, this is a fire:
Amazon fires: 906,000 hectares
California fires: 81,000 hectares (765,000 last year)
NSW fires: 1,605,000 hectares [who cares about Queensland]
Marsden Moor probably about 100 hectares....
In Vic at the moment there are fires on top of Bogong and it's snowing again in Falls Creek (about 15k away)
Classic Vic weather - coming down next Wednesday. I have a down jacket that packs up tiny, the perfect thing for Melbourne in summer.
Yep, I wear mine heaps! I also take it travelling as planes are always too cold for me.
So far the fires have been remarkably good at missing existing maps, although Bombay (mining area near Braidwood used for some late 1990s events) went up on Friday. The really big fires have mostly been in the coastal escarpment country which are too steep and thick to be of much orienteering interest.