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Bush Fires at home New Years Eve. Scary.


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Mate was evacuated from his home at Cobargo, ( my home away from home ) yesterday . Have to get in touch to see if his house was taken or not. Good thing is he is 1 k from Cobargo itself on a property with not a lot of bush around it so I think his house and his sons 2 doors down the road would be OK. 

Frank

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Mate, it moved so fast North it wasn't funny. One side of Wallarah Creek was on fire, then it turned on to Birdwood Ave wiped out two houses, next thing the Southerly hit and it was on for young and old. Then Wyee caught fire.

The Helicopters have arrived again and are  picking up water out of the Lake and heading North.

It might be another long night.

Cheers.

 

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Stay safe mate!! 

I was at Woongarrah at a mates for New Years last night, we were starting to get a bit worried about it. I went up to Bunnings at Lake haven in the arvo and heard some bloke say it was started by some kids bonging on in the bush. 🤬 Bloody shocking if that’s the truth. 

Hopefully it settles down and they get it under control. 

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It is very, very scary.

@Rebel those photos are terrifying! 
We are booked to go to Mallacoota end of Feb. 

I am on their community page and these folk have dusted themselves off and got back to business already. The mateship and ways they are helping each other is extraordinary. 
 

Proud to be an Australian

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Yeah, they sure did, I got some news that he is OK, but still stuck on the highway, unable to get in or out, I have also heard that groups of cars are being escorted out of south coast towns by police. Thanks for the thoughts.

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Attached is a shot from my Mums  Bridge Motel in Batemans Bay on New Years Eve.

Motel is OK except there was no power or Communications for a while and most businesses were closed because they either had run out of supplies or could not service customers anyway. A convoy of fuel tankers were escorted into BB today so people could get some fuel to be able to leave as has been requested by authorities. Fri and Sat are going to be a couple of bad days again. Lots of crossed fingers and toes and anything else.

Jim

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Also once this is all over the best thing people can do to help is go back to your favourite spots and spend some money there. The more the merrier, putting dollars through the local economies will help them rebuild and continue on. Donations to appropriate charities will help to a point but supporting the local businesses puts money back into the local populations pockets which in turn will be put back into local businesses and so on. Every dollar intoduced from outside will potentially turn around up to 10 times....

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20 hours ago, jot said:

Also once this is all over the best thing people can do to help is go back to your favourite spots and spend some money there. The more the merrier, putting dollars through the local economies will help them rebuild and continue on. Donations to appropriate charities will help to a point but supporting the local businesses puts money back into the local populations pockets which in turn will be put back into local businesses and so on. Every dollar intoduced from outside will potentially turn around up to 10 times....

Jim

Absolutely. We will get around to all these town in our van and use all the services and shops!

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Its not looking good here going by tomorrow's forecast. Already put the fire plan into action and set the sprinklers up for the roof and yard.

Luckily we're 150m from the bush and will only have to defend against ember attack I believe, (new home so not sure what to expect).

Hopefully the wind will have more north than west in it.

 

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6 hours ago, Green Hornet said:

Its not looking good here going by tomorrow's forecast. Already put the fire plan into action and set the sprinklers up for the roof and yard.

Luckily we're 150m from the bush and will only have to defend against ember attack I believe, (new home so not sure what to expect).

Hopefully the wind will have more north than west in it.

 

Hi Pete hope you guys stay safe this weekend. We're all thinking of all those in danger

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12 hours ago, wazatherfisherman said:

Hi Pete hope you guys stay safe this weekend. We're all thinking of all those in danger

Thanks Waza.

Looks like we've dodged a bullet with the forecasts overnight changing winds from NW to NE and so far that appears to be the case. Pity though, that some other poor bugger will most likely cop it.

Just hoping this rain forecast for Monday is enough to slow the fires down, but I doubt it.

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