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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:18 am

Hi all you people living in the areas where there are fires, just wanted to say i hope you are all safe and well and not in any dangerous positions where you are!!
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Postby slimmindown » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:14 am

Me too,i'm thinking of everyone its going to be a very hot weekend here in Vic, I hope those fires dont take anyones home or worse a life. I was in the thick of the 1984 bushfires and know how scarey it can be evacuating and hoping for the best scarey stuff.

hopefully everyone stays safe,and the firies can keep up the stamina they need, they are true heroes 8)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:20 am

LOL @ Deb i wasnt even thought of in 1984 :shock:
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Postby slimmindown » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:27 am

yes i know Kate I'm feeling very old, I was 14 then, 36 now how time flies :lol:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:32 am

LOL time does fly
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Postby Dee » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:55 am

I was two!

But I did have family living on a farm in Canberra a couple of Christmases ago, who were evacuated - horrible...

Pray for rain folks... we could really use it down here.

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Postby Sassygirl » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:43 am

I was thirteen then .... geez that seems so long ago as I am hitting 36 this year .. :( Anyway it is going to be a scorcher over here in the west on the weekend .... forecast is for 40 degrees!!!!
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Postby Groovychic » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:49 am

I've never been in a bush fire and hope that never happens. Our place adjoins state forest but I'm not too concerned about that. I know that all the boys would be protecting this place as best they can. Behind us is 1000s of acres of state forest so as long as they sit in the firebreak behind me I am happy!!! Actually our boys here are pretty good with the fire fighting. Not many houses have been lost of the years but most of our country is not nearly as steep as the majority of vic's. Man looking at some of the footage it soooooo steep. No wonder they are having problems. The south west does a lot more prescribed burning I think than vic as well. They burnt behind us nearly 2 years ago, just as we started building this place. I took a pic of it and put it in my folder that I had as a display for the progress of the house and put a caption under it saying "nope Snake was not responsible for that one!!!". It was a bit of a pathetic burn. They didnt put enough fire in it and it is very patchy but it will slow a wild fire down, which is the important thing. I would have been happier if they had burnt it a bit better tho. And the first thing I will be doing if a fire comes near, is getting the hoses into the pool with the fire fighter pump and wetting as much as I can down. Our decking is all oiled jarrah boards and I was burning the cut offs in the lounge fire and holy moly did they burn well. It has me a bit worried in that respect. But I will wet them all down and even underneath from under the house. I have a plan you see!!! I'm fire prepared!!! :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:11 pm

we also have to drive through a national park to get to our little town- one road in (and its the same road out) so we will all have to swim in the lake if we get caught by fires!

i was down in canberra visiting my sister when those fires happened a few xmas's ago. we couldnt get out of canberra to leave. :(
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Postby Ally » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:43 pm

Yep if any one is in the danger zone or knows someone who is...stay safe....remember possessions can be replaced, your life can't!!

Thanks to all the fire fighters risking their lives to save others!!

oh and by the way I was 10 when those horrid fires of '84 hit!
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Postby tiffanyp » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:29 pm

Yesterday was the two year anniversary of the Black Tuesday Bushfires that occurred on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

One of my best friends; who was only 24 at the time lost her husband to the fire. It is a very sad and reflective time for residents over here.

Another couple lost both of their young children and the childrens grandmother....

All up 9 people lost their lives.

We fear hot northerly weather here.

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Postby Fairie » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:55 am

I live in the Adelaide Hills in a bush fire danger zone and we were lucky the wind was blowing away from us as there was a major fire here which took 3 days to control. We have 1 or more fire bugs in the area which have been working overtime the last few weeks. :evil:

We have such brave tireless firefighters that work so hard to protect us, we must all try and make their job easier by cleaning up around our property and reduce as much flamable undergrowth that we can.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:27 pm

i think im allergic to those firebugs fay :? :cry: :( :evil:
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Postby slimmindown » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:28 pm

firebugs should be made to sit back while someone burns all their worldy possessions and see how they like it, I reckon :wink:
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Postby Ally » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:46 am

I agree Deb...what does sending them to jail do...nothing...make them light their own house on fire and know what it is like to lose absolutely everything they and their family own!
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