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26 January 2010 @ 10:30 pm
NOT GOOD  
We appear to have ourselves a bushfire. I'd like to point out that our national parks have not backburned for YEARS and now this could be a serious problem.

EDIT: It's 2am here - the wind's kicked up and the sky is aglow - I wonder if the fire brigade are still watching it because it is coming this way.
 
 
 
hobbit ・holmes: hatter  ♨  i think that it's wack.hobbit_hunter on January 26th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Oh, shit. Shit.

guess mother nature decided to hit the reset button?
nikolat3slanikolat3sla on January 26th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Last time we had a real bushfire here was 7 years ago and it was HUGE. We've been BEGGING them to backburn through winter but NO. and we've had floods so there is SO MUCH fuel it's ridiculous. we're going to mulch our paddocks tomorrow - try and get a firebreak going.
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FUCKING ZUBAT: O NOEZ is da lulzfinding_jay on January 26th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
Ahh D= I hope everything's okay!
nikolat3slanikolat3sla on January 26th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
thank you - me too!
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tiwtin: WillShockedtiwtin on January 26th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
LEAVE!

Even if everyone is saying 'Oh, I'm sure it'll be fine'. Put everyone in a taxi and take them to a hotel in the middle of a built up area.

Not good for the credit card if the house doesn't burn down, but better to be out of pocket than crispy!
nikolat3slanikolat3sla on January 26th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
It's nowhere near as easy as that when you have 80 head of cattle to look after ;( We live on a property and have battled bushfires a lot in the past. I remember when I was 7 we had one in Wahroonga (in Sydney) that came SO CLOSE - I'm sure it's the origin of my fear of fire. Still it seems to be hanging out toward the ocean at the moment so we'll watch it tonight - but it's going to be 30 degrees tomorrow. Everyone in the area has called each other. We've been through floods together just recently so we have a cycle of information going :D
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mikasteelelell: Nikolaoxbastetxo on January 26th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
(((((huggles)))))

Praying for you!!!

I hope you get the mulching and firebreak done!!! I've done a bit of brush fire fighting and you be safe!!!!!
nikolat3slanikolat3sla on January 26th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I've fought fires but i'm not in the fire brigade. what we need is a generator in case we lose the power lines. we might head into town early tomorrow and pick one up to be on the safe side. There is no point having tanks of water if you can't use them when you need to.
Esther J♥y: Australia | Bushmodernelegance on January 26th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
Oh no!! :(

ETA: I'll be praying for you, your cattle and family! Fires are scary and nasty... :(

Edited at 2010-01-26 01:32 pm (UTC)
hypercazhypercaz on January 26th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
Elvis will save you! :D!
[ kerry ]: [ pokemon ] charmander ;; gleeboxeddreams on January 26th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
*big hugs* stay safe dear *hugs*
eh - no subject - doylefan22 on January 26th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
deepforestowldeepforestowl on January 26th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
I hope the fire turned away! *hugs*
aletheia08aletheia08 on January 26th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Urgh! Be safe
CeNedraWood: movie → alice → pretty blue dresscenedrawood on January 26th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
omg stay safe! :(
this and that...alyssa22 on January 26th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Ugh. What a nightmare. Hope everything's okay now.
kat_rowe: not good/Willkat_rowe on January 26th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
yikes! *hugs you* stay safe, hon!
Purpleyin/Hans: born readymissyvortexdv on February 14th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
bloody hell, hope it will be okay for you.