Thursday, October 3, 2013

And again, Fire!

On Tuesday night I posted about a bushfire about five miles away.
Here is a piccie I took this evening.
The dirty brown "cloud" which is so nicely lit up by the evening light is the smoke from another fire.

This one is much closer, about a mile and a half away.

In fact it is burning on the back of one of our neighbour's properties.

Just before dark we had a Rural Fire Service brigade captain drive up to warn us the fire had jumped containment lines and might cut the track between us and the road.

Deb and I have elected to stay.
I think the risk is low here, mainly because the wind is again favourable and our house is quite defensible.
 As a bonus the air temperature is falling rapidly tonight.

Still it will mean a sleepless night.

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