Thankfully, i havent heard of any loss of property of life
at this stage, thank God.
But its really scary!!
Just this week there was a fire close to home
at the back of Porcupine Lookout
This is where Stu and I walk everyday,
so its not far from us....
And the really scary thing was,
was that is was buring for two days, and we didnt know!!!
We werent notified of these fires!!! They were about 3 kms away from our place
Which really considering the windy and dryness of the land
isn't that far...
Anyway, Emelia who is 16
had been cleaning her room
and obviosuly was so worried about the fires.
She went to bed and the next day woke up with this beside the bed
Its her fire escape basket.
She did it in her sleep...and really doesn't remember much about it.
Shes got her thongs, a torch, change of clothes and a jumper, a first aid kit,
her dad's teddy bear from when he was little and her ribbons from the horse events.
And a note telling people what it is....
Thats pretty scary!! She must have subconsciously been so worried, poor thing.
But she feels better for having everything in one place
and more power to her that she knew whats important to pack!!
Thats very grown up of her.
Here are some local photos from yesterday...
This is from the lookout...
This is overlooking the town..
The dust haize is back again..
Here is a wider view of the fire damage...
Its heaps bigger than this... This is just one tiny section.
But look how close it got to houses!!
They were so lucky!!
Our fire brigade out here is Voluntary.
I dont know about other towns.
How lucky are we that we have trained dedicated people willing to give up their time to keep us safe. And the employers of these people, that give them jobs to support their families knowing that they willl be called away from their jobs at any time to protect the communtiy!!
What a privilege that these people feel the desired to protect us.
Emelia found the cutest candles at spotlight yesterday....
Isn't her cake adorable...
Blowing out the candle...
We forgot to ding happy birthday but.....
So here goes..
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Jackkkkkkk
Happy Birthday to you....
There are fires up a Porky these last couple of days..
We rang our friend that lives out there, and it wil like 100 metres from their stables...
It actually hoped around one house!! How luck was that for them
So at this stage, i don't think there have been any houses lost....
The power people just cleared so much area up on Porky too. We were walking up there last week and one woman commented on how they have ruined it. Stu commented but how ruined will it be if a fire goes through.....
Who new it would be so soon that one would!!!!
My thoughts go out to all those people that are effected by fires..
Lets hope the cool change predicted brings some relief!!!