State Mine Fire Oct 2013

The fire approaches as seen from Du Faurs lookout Thursday 17 Oct Image Detail

Fire from Du Faurs Thurs 17 Oct 2013

Fire approaching from Du Faurs Lookout Thurs 17 Oct

Fire arriving Thurs 17 Oct

Fire arriving Thurs 17 Oct

Fire arriving Thurs 17 Oct

Fire arriving Thurs 17

Fire arriving Thurs 17

Fire arriving Thurs 17

Fire at Wedgewood Thurs 17

Fire crossing Scriveners Pass Thurs 17

Back burn at Farrer Rd West Thurs 17 night

Back burn at Farrer Rd West Thurs night - Fri morn

Back burn at Farrer Rd West Thurs night - Fri morn

Scriveners Pass where the fire crossed Mt Irvine Rd on Thurs night taken Fri 18

Danes Way on Fri 18 Oct

Danes Way on Fri 18 Oct

Fire at Bowen Lea Fri 18

Mt Wilson Fire Station on Fri 18

Gear starts to arrive Fri 18 Oct

Back burning below the Mt Wilson fire station Fri 18 Oct

Preparing the BBQ dinner at Debs Cafe Fri 18 Oct

Dinner at Deb's Cafe Fri 18 Oct

Tree across Mt Irvine Rd Sat 19 Oct

Back burn Mt Irvine Rd near Farrer Rd West Sat 19

Other agencies getting organised Sat 19

Back burn below Breenhold Sat

Back burn below Breenhold Sat

Back burn on Mt Wilson Rd Sat

Farrer Rd West blacked out Sun 20

Farrer Rd West blacked out Sun 20 Oct

Danes Way on Sun 20 Oct

Lambs Hill blacking out Sun 20 Oct

Judy and Deb going back to the Cafe Sun 20 Oct

Beth briefing other crews Sun 20 Oct

Lining up for food at Deb's Cafe Sun 20 Oct

Blue Mountains fires from Wynnes Rocks Mon 21st Oct

Back burn Mt Irvine Rd Mon 21 Oct

Back burn Mt Irvine Rd Mon 21 night

Back burn Mt Irvine Rd night Mon 21

Back burn Bells Line of Road Tue 22 Oct

Beth briefing other crews Tue 22

Victorian CFA crews arrive Tue 22 Oct

Mt Irvine Rd Tue 22 Oct

Catering and satisfied customers Tue 22

Lunch on the go Mt Irvine Rd Tue 22 Oct

Deb's Cafe on Tue 22 Oct

Farrer Rd West blacked out Wed 23 Oct

Community Engagement and Station Officer Wed 23 Oct

Brigade morning briefing Wed 23 Oct

Always maintenance continues Wed 23 Oct

RFS and Victorian Forests crews outside fire station Wed 23 Oct

Mixed crews at Mt Wilson station Wed 23 Oct

Deb's Cafe lunch Wed 23 Oct

Still blacking out a week later on Danes Way Wed 23 Oct

Various crews at Mt Wilson station Wed 23 Oct

Multiple fire trucks at Mt Wilson station Wed 23 Oct

RFS and Victorian Forests crews outside Hall Wed 23 Oct

Fire in Grose Valley Wed 23 Oct

Bill arrives back Thurs 24 Oct

Dozer on the move Thurs 24 Oct

NPWS and Victorian RAFT crews at Mt Irvine Fri 25 Oct

Carruthers International Airport Mt Irvine Fri 25 Oct

Coming in to refuel Fri 25 Oct

Waiting to refuel Fri 25 Oct

Danes Way Fri 25 Oct

Danes Way Fri 25 Oct

Danes Way Fri 25 Oct

Mt Irvine cemetery Fri 25 Oct

Danes Way Fri 25 Oct

Interesting burn pattern Smiths Hill Sun 27 Oct

Irvineholme North End Fri 25 Oct

Irvineholme North End

Irvineholme North End

Scrivener Pass

Burnt out logs Smiths Hill Sun 27 Oct

Bill Scrivener interviewed by Linda Mottram Mon 28 Oct

View of burnt out forest Mon 28 Oct

View of burnt out forest Mon 28 Oct

View of burnt out forest Mon 28 Oct

View of burnt out forest Mon 28 Oct

The bush come back at Danes Way Cemetery Thurs 28 Nov

The bush come back at Danes Way Thurs 28 Nov

The bush come back at Danes Way Thurs 28 Nov

The fire started in Lithgow on Wednesday 16th October 2013. Strong gusting north west and westerley winds quickly propelled the fire towards Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine. It was expected to arrive on Friday, but by ealry afternoon Thursday the flames were visible from Du Faur's lookout. A slight wind …