Friday, January 16, 2009

Fire

There are so many good things about having a treechange, but there is one thing that isn't. The threat of fires. It has been hot today and a fire that started yesterday flared up. This is what it looked like out the back this afternoon. We watched it move the whole way around town. It seems to have died down a bit and moved away. I can't hear as many fire fighters or the water bombers but the car is packed and we have checked the gutters and have a plan just in case.
I'm hoping there is not too much damage and I haven't heard of any injuries - Chris hasn't had an ambulance call out.
Thank goodness for and thanks to all the people that volunteer and have been fighting it for the past few days.



19 comments:

Stephanie said...

Fires are so scary. Southern California has fire season around October. Although I no longer live there I'm always aware because I have many friends and family that do. What is a treechange? Stay safe.

jacquie said...

yikes! be safe. sounds like you are prepared. that's a good thing.

Di said...

Gosh - I am glad everything is ok at the moment and hope that it continues to be!! As you say, the fire-fighters and volunteers are amazing!

Sarah said...

Scary. Stay safe!

our shabby cottage said...

It's a scary thought isn't it?

sue said...

How frightening for you. At least you are prepared. I dont like the smell of smoke as we had some from fires 2 years ago and it made everything smell so awful. I cannot imagine how yours must be. I hope the fires are put out soon and you are all safe.

lotusutol said...

I heard the bushfire warnings over Bunbury radio and immediately thought of you and your family. Thank God it subsided, it was so hot and windy yesterday.

I can smell the smoke this morning.

valariebudayr said...

How scary. I'm so glad that you and your family are safe.

Michelle said...

i hope you are all ok...my son is in the firebrigade and has been very lucky so far, and i do hope all the resue workers over there are safe, as well as all the homes...it is a sad thing to lose everything in a fire...say safe...

Cathy said...

Stay safe!!!

Corrie said...

oh my goodness...will be thinking of you all and hope you're all safe!

Corrie;)

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

yikes scary!
I keep wondering if this year will be the year our area burns too... it has to happen eventually.
Glad you are prepared but I hope you don't have to put your plan into action!

Blossom said...

Stay safe!!! All we can smell today is smoke from local fires. Sounds like you're prepared which is a good thing...xoxo

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - a scary view!

Patsy said...

I hope ya'll are safe. Fire is such a scary thing. Don't wait to long to get out. God bless ya'll!!

Jenny said...

Too close for comfort-and very very scary.

annayama said...

too close for comfort, i say. one thing i do not miss about summer in australia. stay safe and hope it is put out soon.

Kris said...

Scary photos! You're right! Fire fighters are amazing. People who work for the good of the community in general are amazing. Hope you guys are okay.

Sarah said...

My grandmother knows a family living in your town that recently lost everything they own in a fire. They have two young kids so I think I will make some softies to send them.