We have fire!

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:02
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The sky is filling quickly two lines of hills from us. Lots of friends are in the line.

Fingers crossed!
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Reply By: Cape York Connections - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:16

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:16
were are you at.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:27

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:27
We are at the end of the Strezlecki Ranges East of the fire that is coming from south east of Churchill... south of Traralgon Gippsland.

We are safe for the moment, but a wind change is due.
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Reply By: Cape York Connections - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:30

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:30
It happened to us in 2001 scared the crap out of us.
Evacuated the lot our town was closed down for about 4 days no power no water etc etc.
Good luck thinking of you

alll the best
Eric
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Reply By: Dave... Adelaide (SA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 16:33

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 16:33
All the best Royce, we lost friends in the Eyre Peninsula fires in 2004 and a few friends who lost everything in the last few fires on the Eyre Peninsula, so understand how you must be feeling at the moment....
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 17:18

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 17:18
We're okay safe, but it's big and deep in the hills where lots of people live.
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:52

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:52
Yeah Dave we lost three family members as well. Everytime there is a fire it brings back haunting memories for the family and friends.
Sharon
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:01

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:01
Good luck Royce to you and yours. With three states burning, and half of Qld flooded, you guys in the East of having a very tough time.

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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:51

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:51
Hope the fires stay away from you, Royce. We have family at Labertouche where the fires are closeby at the moment.

Outside temp topped 47 here today.


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:47

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:47
Gday
I have just come back home from little Bens house at Narre Warren South. The fire was just one paddock away.All is well ,but there were six houses that didnt far well.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 19:44

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 19:44
We feel for you mob Royce, dead set.
Floods and cyclones are bad enough, but the mere thought of your fires..........No mate.
May the weather gods become moderate.

Jeff H.
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Reply By: Member - Paul W (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:05

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:05
Yeh it dont look too flash,i have been running around since early this morning chasing power going on and off, the signal controllers have been dropping like flys from the heat, listenng to ABC radio this afternoon on all the updates.we had a fire just down the hill from us( the one in Ferntree gully/ upwey) which thankfully they contained. Kinglake is noy good as down in bunyip and your way in the strez ranges.we desperatly need some rain,lots of it. stay safe and keep your eyes open. Paul
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:37

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:37
Hope things calm down for you over there Royce, I can't believe all that you guys on the Eastern Seaboard are going through, fires, floods and to top it off you are having an unusual heatwave.
Stay Safe.

Our hearts go out to you all.

Cheers

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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:52

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 22:52
It was pitch dark here at 6.30pm .... eerie!

Fires just above us now at Rawson & Walhalla ...... again!
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Reply By: Angler - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 23:19

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 23:19
Still raining here in Townsville and more to come.
I measured 200mm in one night a couple of days ago.
Wish I could send it down south to assist with putting out the fires.

Pooley
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 03:01

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 03:01
2.56am.... Wife and Daughter and I have been out fighting the fire in the bush down the hill. They're getting a couple of hours sleep.

Thankfully neighbours came to help... all of us CFA members with some knowledge, but only shovels and rake hoes to fight with.

Hard work. Finally a tanker came to help. I left them to mop up.

Fantastic farmer mate using his big tractor did amazing feats of driving and making an earth break around some of it. Very steep land.


Not over yet. No sleep tonight.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 09:59

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 09:59
Hope all is well...

Things maynot be good for Diamond Jim. He was evacuated, adn his house was in the firing line.
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Reply By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 19:45

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 19:45
my dad lost his cousin no way of getting out in his wheel chair in long gully.
jim had a close call as did many.
the in-laws had just been evacyated from whittlesea ,even had to leave their van their and when they got home we had already taken all the photos and some other goods as the fire was at the back fence the neighbours lost a shed and burnt some land .
they will have power tonight or early tomorow but the have a genset of the brother.
looks like a deliberate attack as well ,where do some people get off.
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