Off Topic Australia on fire

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  1. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    How is the smoke where you guys are? I heard it was pretty bad in Sydney, haven't heard much about SE QLD. I saw that earlier big areas of rainforest were burning in north QLD.
     
  2. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ..... horrible mate.... never seen it this bad in my life (except when I have been out fighting fires direct). It has hung around for a couple of weeks now (today is a good day however). We have not been able to have a window/door open at home and been driving permanently with the air in the car on recycle. The last couple of showers of rain we had left the cars looking like they had been through a dust storm not a rain storm, up in northern NSW they got smoke flavoured hail as well....
     
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  3. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    We saw pics of Sydney on our news, showing the smoke. Best of luck to all of you.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  4. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    I'm in the South East near Canberra. Yep it's terrible up north, I've talked to friends up there who said it's apocalyptic.
     
  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That terrain looks like it could produce some very fast ground fires. I hope you guys get some relief soon.
     
  6. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    It's smoky outside

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  7. Munroc

    Munroc

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    Sep 20, 2017
    Scary to think that things are only getting to get worse with climate change
     
  8. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Hope things improve for you and everyone effected by these fires. Sounds loke your doing everything you can to help prevent fires around you, fair dues to you for keeping an eye on your neighbours. Good neighbours are a blessing. Stay safe
     
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  9. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    There's a constant blueish grey haze and the smell of smoke. We're supposed to have rain tomorrow. Here's hoping is buckets down.
     
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  10. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie

    Sep 20, 2016
    Stay safe friend, good choice on the BB13, that's a proper wood processor :D
     
  11. Ian Allomes

    Ian Allomes

    Apr 28, 2003
    Her are two pictures of a close friend of ours, I've blotted her picture out in respect for her privacy.
    Luckily she was out and unable to return home, but came back to this. She has lost everything.

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  12. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Very sorry for her loss, but at least she survived.
     
  13. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    That's terrible, I'm sorry for her. Looking at those pics I'm glad she wasn't there. Some fires you just can't defend against.
     
  14. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Sorry to hear of your friend's loss Ian !! What area ?

    ..... yes this....and knowing how and when to make that decision is the hardest part. But if in doubt leave. I remember many years ago when I still lived in the country i spent a good bit of time out with the crew working fires. I was young and we were defending a home on a property, I had a back pack sprayer on and was dealing with spotting mostly. I remember looking up and about 100yds away was what looked like a 10 foot wall of flame heading toward us.... suddenly the 20L pack and hand pump seemed entirely inadequate.... the pack was lost (easier to run like an Olympian without it) but I was OK and we came back in after only 15mins and before the house was well alight and saved it.
     
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  15. Ian Allomes

    Ian Allomes

    Apr 28, 2003
    G'day Andy,
    She's in west of Coffs Harbour on a property, sadly her Border collie dog was in there as well. As you probably know, the country up east of the divide and is like Armageddon, the worst I've seen in my 76 years of beating around the bush. I was up that way last week.
    Pity they have restrictions with control burning these days, and our fire season has just begun.
     
  16. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    That's very sad mate. I have a friend in the middle of coordinating much of the response out of Coffs and he has been smashed up by it all !!!!
     
  17. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
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  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    So sorry for your friend Ian :(
     
  19. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    The fire to the west has made the sky pretty dark

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    There is a rain of burnt leaves and ash falling down

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    And there is also a fire to the east

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  20. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    I just read about that fire not too far from Braidwood? Wherever it is, it's huge!
     

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