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Old Nov 9, 2019, 1:37 AM   #1
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Default Scary times - surrounded by out-of-control bush files (2)

G'day all
In the last 48 hours eastern Australia has experienced fire storms which the fire fighters say are unlike any from the past. Last night the people in New South Wales went to bed with 99 fires burning across the state with 17 of those being classed as 'emergency level' and completely out-of-control

I personally was away from home in a regional town some 40 kilometres away and unable to return home as a newly started fire blocked the two highways back to my place. I had to sleep in the vehicle on the roadside - followed by a 200 kilometre detour inland and 'around the block' to get back home once daylight returned.

The state has lost 150 houses overnight - with possibly a similar number expected once communications with smaller locations returns. The two very large fires in my region have now burned some 30,000hectares / 75,000 acres

However I do have some images from late yesterday ...
1) two grab shots as I was walking the street - yesterday towards sundown


2) and today after sunrise ...


3) as the sun rose, the sky cleared a bit


4) but roads were surprisingly empty


The four evacuataion centres across the shire reported housing over 1000 people overnight - many travellers from interstate who had nowhere to go to
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Old Nov 9, 2019, 7:51 AM   #2
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That last shot is beautiful Phil, so sad that sights like that are only found when disaster strikes.
Stay safe over there mate.

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Old Nov 10, 2019, 3:01 PM   #3
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G'day Mike

Thanks mate

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