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Pic, Says Mark Temby: ‘FT “oops I did it again” moment. FT burn out of control as Huon Valley residents given a general warning. I was walking out at Mt Field (with about 2000 others seeking solitude) so we only saw this as we drove home. First sight told us it was bigger than normal at 1700. This morning’s ABC news informed me of its cause …

... and a ‘tribute’ to the neanderthalic forestry ‘policies’ of Forestry Tasmania ...

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Pic: John Hawkins

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*Pic: Now two days later - 7th April.  A photo from Grindelwald. Launceston is down there somewhere in the stinking smoke.

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Looking towards Exeter from Brady’s Lookout.

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What goes up must come down.

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Exeter is down there somewhere in the stinking smoke.

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The Tamar Valley as far as the eye can see … smoke!

It doesn’t matter if this smoke originated in Tasmania, Victoria or both.

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Wind direction from the North. Image courtesy of https://earth.nullschool.net

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Smoke from Victoria? Satellite image courtesy of NASA. https://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.go http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-07/smoky-melbourne-planned-burns-in-victoria-causing-city-haze/8424292

And while this was going on Tasmanian burns kept smoking!!
http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colRegisteredBurn

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Real-time ambient air quality data. Courtesy of Tas EPA Air division. http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/air/monitoring-air-pollution/real-time-air-quality-data-for-tasmania

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