Bushfire blog – 9 Dec 2002

We went for a drive north of the town at lunch time today – everything is burnt out & there are still small fires burning by the roadside.

The main fires seem to be several valleys to the north west of us now, and with southerly winds we should be out of trouble from them. There is still a lot of sirens & helicopters around, but the fires are under containment. South of us the fires are still smouldering but nothing too serious.

The house & contents now completely reek of smoke, luckily we can now open the windows to clear it (& there is no more smoke outside). This morning the smoke was so thick that even with all the doors & windows shut there was a smoke haze inside the house. Thankfully, this is clear now.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.