The Uluwatu clifftop fire

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Yesterday, just after midday a fire started at Blue Point Villas near the Uluwatu cliffs. The southeast tradewinds fanned the flames so the fire spread all the way to the clifftops, razing every building in its path.

Approximately twenty buildings were destroyed, however there's been no reports of injury or deaths.

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groovie commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 6:43pm

Burn the lot down might keep the kooks away!

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dumpy commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 7:24pm

groovie you're the kook. this is peoples lives and livelihoods.

on usenet my friends .sig was "leave only footprints" but if you do that some one will follow.... :D

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groovie commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:36pm

Sorry Dumpy, no offence meant & wishing all well @ Ulu's. Just a bit over so called surfers who ignore or don't know the rules in the surf after being cleaned up twice in the last 2 weeks by Euro surfers,who should not be out in the line-up. The last one went over the falls in front of me resulting in 6 stitches in my skull & then paddled away as quick as he could!

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dumpy commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:52pm

Oh. get well soon. i agree there are people who shouldn't be out there. i have friends on those cliffs who have had fire devastate their lives before, hence my blood boil. may your waves be good waves. i'll log off now.

on usenet my friends .sig was "leave only footprints" but if you do that some one will follow.... :D

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The Fire commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 10:45pm

"HELMET, MAN!" -keeps paddling off

Peace maaaan..

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 3:22pm

Aren't they the worst, and they are complete wankers? They really should not go out because they have no idea of how dangerous it is and just cause damage - and they are more in number than ever before. At least the zilla's can surf, the Euros should stick to snow boarding or go and learn at beachies like the rest of us did.

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beenjammin commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 7:50pm

groovie reef boots

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eat-your-vegies commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:16pm

Won’t keep kooks away, I’ll
Be goin back

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Snuffy Smith commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:26pm

Brassy cook up going buck wild could of least waited till after the swell.

Balls of fire

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mikehunt207 commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:32pm

Maybe the webcam exploded after getting too many hits with all the hype?

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Eugene Green commented Monday, 23 Jul 2018 at 8:56pm

Haha!

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honest john commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 6:50am

Just returned, was the least crowded ive seen it. If that fire jumped the chappel and pool at blue point the whole cliff woulda been ablaze. nearly vomited at comments 'is single fin ok'.. fk me peoples mentality

HJ

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 3:27pm

Yeah I never go to that place, prefer the smaller family run warungs. With a SE it would have gone toward Padang and away from the main group of buildings is that what happened?

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andrew-pitt commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 8:03am

Is the grafitti still on the cliffs? "Your rules do not apply"?

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geoffrey commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 8:43am

About 15 years ago when i used to frequent bali, i was present for a few building fires (didnt light them) and it was a real eye opener to see third world resources at work. Those guys did an absolutely insane job with the gear that they had but the reality of the matter was that they didn't have much. Think the balinese firemen rescued a few people from the oakley store when it went up, and there have been a few villas up at the padang area homestays which i dont even think they came to. I'm sure with the new road they can get there a bit quicker but god its not like here where you can call the firies and expect them there within 4-10 minutes (in metro areas). I hope the insane development of bali that has happened over the decades has taken this into account and taken responsible steps to address it. When everyone has packed up and left it will be the poor balinese that will be left with the mess.

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dandandan commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 9:00am
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geoffrey commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 9:50am

is that blue point? the thing would have just marched from building to building.

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Mango Carafino commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 10:08am

If you accept and believe it from a Balinese Hindu point of view. It is called KARMA.

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udo commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 5:20pm

rrussell240 - Drone vid of the fire damage

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eel commented Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 at 5:34pm

I think everyone is safe which is a positive. I was booked in there for 3 nights in October.

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JosephStalin commented Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 at 12:18pm

Nah that's Nyomans satay chicken sticks

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swellsoldier commented Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 at 2:36pm

To the people of the Uluwatu Bukit, my sincere condolences. You have all been so gracious, accommodating, helpful and kind and to see what has befallen you saddens me. I am in the process of completing a Paramedic degree and when I return to Bali will always offer my service to your people should they need it. No I do not charge for helping those in trouble.
I hope others who visit your homes and beaches might feel the same and give a little back to a place and people that give so much.
Much love
Pete McCallum
Epic Surf Group
www.epicsurf.com.au

Peter McCallum
Operations Director
Epic Surf
Epic Surf Group.
www.epicsurf.com.au

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groundswell commented Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 at 5:20am

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Kham commented Friday, 27 Jul 2018 at 9:31am

Sad news for the beautiful locals at Uluwatu and their businesses that look after travellers. My first trip was 1990 and we used to stay overnight in the Warungs and formed wonderful friendships.
A friend and I spent 6 months in 98' living inMarty Hoffman's half built abandoned house that was next to Blue pools and it was the best year of my life.
My heart and condolences go out to the locals,
Matur Suksma.

Kham

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