Good luck to all those fighting fires

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:15
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I just walked out side for the first time today and I can smell the smoke, I live in the outer south east of melbourne, (Narre Warren) so the Northerly is carrying some smoke this way.

So good luck to all who are trying to protect homes and land today.

Certainly puts my earlier winge into perspective!

Browny
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:15

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:15
You should have been in Adelaide yesterday, couldn't see the hills from the city because of the smoke from Halls gap over 500km away,

Could smell it too.

Russell
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:48

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:48
the damage so far:

The fire area is now estimated at 116,380 hectares. The perimeter of the fire has stretched to 350 kilometres. Twenty-four houses have been lost, along with:
· 58,643 sheep
· 506 cattle
· 7 horses
· 14 goats
· 166 poultry
· 19 woolsheds
· 1 dairy shed
· 1,298km of fencing
· the equivalent of 383,055 square bales of hay
· 30,711 hectares of pasture
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:54

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:54
Yes Browny, we have had the Grampians smoke here this morning but the direction has changed this afternoon. Have just taken the shell of Moses back to get the tray on so I can rig up the tank and pump for dangerous situations. A few hundred litres like that is great in case of spot outbreaks. Puts the wind up you a bit and last Sunday the anxiety levels were up a bit higher again.
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