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Started by Bluenose, December 31, 2019, 08:46:00 AM
Quote from: Bluenose on January 04, 2020, 10:54:56 PMWell we've been in touch and all my family and friends have made it through, houses intact. Family in Nowra were evacuated yesterday and fortunately the fire head off in another direction just before it hit them. Most have been allowed back home now, but road closures are still keeping some at bay but we know their houses are OK. My friends in the high country had he fire stop about a kilometre from their place, just over the hill. They were well prepared and had a plan to move to a virtual fortress of a neighbour's place if the fire started to come out of the bush and down the hill towards them, but that was not necessary. It's been an eventful few days. Hopefully the next flare up, probably at the end of the week when more hot weather is predicted won't be so bad. I'm not taking any bets, though. Currently raining in Melbourne with patchy rain extending over some of the westernmost fire grounds and this rain is heading that way, but suspect it may peter out before it does much good.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 06, 2020, 02:48:37 AMFingers crossed, hoping the fires will end soon. Keep us posted!
Quote from: Recusant on February 12, 2020, 06:40:11 PMYeahbut the real worry is those ecoterrorist arsonists.
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2020, 06:58:26 PMToo bad Oz doesn't have capital punishment. Those arsonists need stringing up if anyone ever did,
Quote from: Bluenose on February 14, 2020, 06:40:56 AMQuote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2020, 06:58:26 PMToo bad Oz doesn't have capital punishment. Those arsonists need stringing up if anyone ever did,The role of arsonists in the recent fires has been grossly exaggerated.
Quote from: billy rubin on February 14, 2020, 03:11:06 PMthere were occazional arsonizts in tbe chaparral when i lived in california. one guy was caught throwing road flares out into the brush from his car as he drove to work. another fire was started by a bic lighter that had been lit and wedged open.