Bushfire blog – 10 Dec 2002

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Yippee!!!! It’s raining & it has been doing this since last night. The heavy rain has put out the last of the fires near us. The house still smells strongly of smoke, but the sound of the rain is a great comfort. It’s funny a friend at work told me today how his son was … [Read more…]

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Bushfire blog – 9 Dec 2002

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We went for a drive north of the town at lunch time today – everything is burnt out & there are still small fires burning by the roadside. The main fires seem to be several valleys to the north west of us now, and with southerly winds we should be out of trouble from them. … [Read more…]

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Bushfire blog – 9 Dec 2002

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Good news! The road north & south of town is now open, but there are still smallish fires burning beside the road in both directions. There are repair crews everywhere along the highway, fixing power cables & phone lines. The heavy smoke from last night & this morning has dissipated and the major fires are … [Read more…]

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Bushfire blog – 9 Dec 2002

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Managed to get out of town to the south for church last night, but was afraid I might not be able to get back. As I left the fires were burning to the south of town & along the west side of the highway, right next to the road (quite scary stuff). There were 5 … [Read more…]

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Bushfire blog – 8 Dec 2002

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Fires are still burning to the east, north west, south west & west of us – but no immediate threat to us. The air tankers have been water bombing the fires to the east of us all day. The road to the north is still closed as far as Hawksbury River, and south is open … [Read more…]

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Bushfire blog – 8 Dec 2002

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I knew it was a bad sign on Thursday when I went to the Rural Fire Brigade shed in the village & there were five NSW Fire Brigade trucks & their crews just hanging around waiting. And by Thursday night the fire from the south turned north east & surrounded the village to the south, … [Read more…]

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