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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bushfires!





These fires are approx a 10 minute drive from my house. When I went into town last night, the sky was glowing that erie orange glow... the one that makes your heart sink and tears fill the eyes. You could sense the heat and intense massiveness of the situation just by looking at the glowing ring in the night sky.

The fires have been raging since about 3 pm yesterday. There is a high possibility (according to local media) that they have intentionally been set. No homes have had to be evacuated as of 7 am today, but the winds have picked up again, and now black smoke is creating a thick wall of despair thru the sky. When I left for work this morning only 8 fire units were on site, whereas at 6 pm last night, the news I heard in town was that 15 trucks had been on attendance. So sad.. so many homes to people and wildlife. Over 500 acres of bushland has burned, and the fire is still continuing to threaten homes and spreading. As of this morning, no homes have been destroyed, but they are still at risk.
Thoughts to all of you involved.

3 comments:

Beth said...

OMG!!! Did you TAKE those pix??? How scary is that? Stay safe!

InALittleMinute said...

No Beth I didnt take those photos, they are photos from the residents in the area tho. The road to the area affected was blocked off and inaccessible, otherwise I would have tried to take some shots (without getting in anyones way of course).

Good news, yesterday afternoon the winds changed direction and provided some relief, and the fire is contained. Thanks for your thoughts.

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Give us an update...how are things? Is the fire out or just contained?