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Nelson fire smoke forecast for Tuesday to Thursday

Scion has produced a further smoke model forecast for Tuesday (12th) through to Thursday (14th Feb.) for the Pigeon Valley forest fire near Wakefield, Nelson. Despite the fire being contained, large areas of fire activity and smouldering remain. Smoke hazard … Continue reading

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Latest Nelson fire smoke forecast

An updated smoke forecast has been produced for the Pigeon Valley fire near Nelson showing predicted smoke dispersion for today (Friday 8th) and tomorrow (Saturday 9th). This shows potential, if fire activity continues, for smoke hazard to impact Motueka and … Continue reading

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New smoke forecast for still active Nelson forest fire

The Pigeon Valley fire near Wakefield remains active, so a further smoke forecast has been produced. This latest forecast indicates smoke dispersion for overnight Thursday (7th) and Friday 8th February, and the influence of changing wind direction. If the latest flare-up … Continue reading

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Updated smoke forecast for Nelson fire

A second smoke forecast has been produced for the Pigeon Valley forest fire near Wakefield, Nelson. This provides an indication of where the smoke may go today and tomorrow. The smoke model run is for the fire burning in heavy … Continue reading

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Smoke forecast for Nelson forest fire

Scion has produced a forecast of smoke plume dispersal for the large forest fire burning in Pigeon Valley near Wakefield. The forecast was produced using the beta-version of a real-time smoke and fire spread prediction tool being developed by Scion’s … Continue reading

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Extreme fire dangers forecast next week

The latest weekly Fire Danger Forecast has just been produced. This warns of Very High and Extreme fire dangers in many areas of NZ during the coming week. Extended periods of very hot and dry weather over the past two … Continue reading

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Fire Behaviour & Fuels Conference – register now

Registration is now open for the 6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference, which will be held concurrently in Sydney, Australia, as well as Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marseille, France, from 29th April – 3rd May 2019. The Sydney program … Continue reading

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More media coverage – risk of wildfires vs other hazards

The Scion fire team recently gained more media attention, with an article published in the January issue of North & South magazine (and online on Noted) on the risks from natural hazards to property in New Zealand. The story was … Continue reading

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Special journal issue on Port Hills wildfire

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team made a significant contribution to the latest issue of the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, which focuses on the February 2017 Port Hills wildfire. Social scientist Lisa Langer was a guest editor, and … Continue reading

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TVNZ weekly fire danger forecasts recommenced

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team has again begun producing weekly fire danger forecasts for airing on TVNZ’s 1News. The first forecasts aired last Friday and Saturday night (11th & 12th January) as part of the 1News weather bulletin, featuring just … Continue reading

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