View Full Version : This is my state in Australia with the current bushfires

February 10th, 2014, 06:53 AM
This is my state in Australia with the current bushfires.....today at one stage this afternoon there was 5 fires going all within 5 to 10 mins away closet was only 3 kilometres or 1.8 miles... from me......Thankfully they were contained and put out quickly.....l was woken this morning with the sound of the American fire water bombers (sky crane)going over my house.........every year our government hires the water bombers to come over and help with any fires.........One of the fires is at a power station and it got under ground and is burning the coal open cut mine which powers the station ....... 6 of the substations have been closed down ...so there is only 2 running

Herald Sun photographer Jason Edwards captures images of the fire emergency in Morwell


In pictures: Fires burn across Victoria after the worst day since Black Saturday

No Cookies | Herald Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/in-pictures-fires-burn-across-victoria-after-the-worst-day-since-black-saturday/story-fnl2cq7o-1226821877702)

February 10th, 2014, 07:10 AM
Oh dear prayers going your way

Jean Sewing Machine
February 10th, 2014, 07:18 AM
So scary? Keep safe!

February 10th, 2014, 07:22 AM
Praying they can get them out soon. Stay safe.

February 10th, 2014, 08:11 AM
My thoughts and prays are with you all.

February 10th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Ohhhh that's sooo scary!!! I am praying that you stay safe!!!

February 10th, 2014, 08:27 AM
Sounds awful.... Here's hoping the fires are extinguished soon...

February 10th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Stay safe Lisa.

February 10th, 2014, 10:41 AM
So scary ! :-(
Stay safe......will pray for your safety......

February 10th, 2014, 10:48 AM
I know how scary this can be. Three years ago we had a huge forest fire that came within 10 miles of us, so much further than for you. It was close enough. That fire consumed 65,000 acres, or an area 16 miles wide and 20 miles long. Over 1,600 homes were destroyed. We had gone to a bigger town to grocery shop, and by the time I came out, the fire had crossed the highway we had just come into town on, and we couldn't get home without going miles out of the way, which we did.

February 10th, 2014, 11:33 AM
OMG!!! We have big brushfire here in the hills surrounding LA & they are terrifying!!
Praying they get them contained soon.
Stay safe ...

February 10th, 2014, 11:36 AM
Oh my! I would be absolutely terrified. I can handle tornados but fires, I don't know. Stay safe.

Miss Sheri
February 10th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Keeping you and your community in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe dear.

Simply Quilting
February 10th, 2014, 02:30 PM
Wow. Praying for you and the communities that the fires get put out.

February 10th, 2014, 02:35 PM
Lisa I have been following this on the news. (BBC has the best reporting here) How awful for you, please stay safe and I'm sure you'll stay aware of alerts. Prayers for all in your country who have experienced such devasting losses and for the safety of all.

Sew Perfect
February 10th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Seeing the pictures are scarey enough - I can't imagine being so close to all those fires!

February 10th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Wow! I've never had to deal with fires thank goodness and by the looks of that I don't EVER want to!

Be safe!!

February 10th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Oh never say anything like that before, hope they get under control ASAP.

February 10th, 2014, 04:09 PM
Stay safe Lisa. Prayers that all the fires are put out soon.