Bush Fire

Well I just spoke to a mate and he’s lost his house to the fires.


Thankfully they’re all right, unlike quite a few other people. The death toll is expected to be in the forties.


This is just up the road from my sisters.


A neighbour’s house, thankfully none were lost.


And plenty of spots like this.



16 Responses to “Bush Fire”

  1. 1 drej08
    February 8, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Brings home whats important in life doesn’t it.
    Glad your mates ok.

  2. February 8, 2009 at 4:54 am

    This ones going to be worse than Ash wednesday

  3. 3 bangarrr
    February 8, 2009 at 5:18 am

    I’ve just got back from my sisters and they were so close to losing the house it isn’t funny.

  4. 4 Nautilus
    February 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Sad to hear about your mate’s place, but at least he is ok which plenty of people aren’t.

    Good to hear your sister escaped the worst.

  5. 5 bangarrr
    February 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Thanks Folks.

  6. 6 mr-stu
    February 8, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Our family up at Hoddles creek thought the fire was heading their way as well and got out, but luckily the wind changed for them!

  7. 7 abefrellman
    February 8, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I’m sure with you as a mate he won’t want for much, B.

  8. 8 bangarrr
    February 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Thanks Abe, he’s already got a good support group, once the sale goes through I’ll offer him and the family to move in if they like (I’d already have made the offer but this place barely fits me let alone a family)

  9. February 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Maureen’s sister lost her house last night. It was a double blow in that her sister’s friend had moved in about 2 weeks ago after a marriage break up and was staying there until she could find a house. She had all her furniture stored under the house.

    Thankfully no one was hurt as they evacuated yesterday.

  10. 10 bangarrr
    February 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Al I can really sympathize as I’m storing my stuff at my sisters. It’s not good.

  11. 11 HAVOCK21
    February 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    BBA, thats not good, but at least everybody is OK. Banagr, they dodged a bullet by the look of that.

  12. 12 chazfh
    February 9, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Bangar, just glad no-one is hurt.

  13. 13 bangarrr
    February 9, 2009 at 5:27 am

    The houses can be rebuilt, the possessions replaced but the people can’t be. H they sure did.

  14. February 9, 2009 at 6:10 am

    @ uamada – and then some mate. Looks pretty bloody horrendous from the reportage over this side of the ditch. Only had to face this sort of thing down once, about seven or eight years ago at my folks’ place in northern NSW. We were all bloody lucky, wind change saved our arses. God I feel for the ones who weren’t as lucky. And regardless of politics – mine are moderate leftist – you’d think Bob Brown would have had the decency to shut the f–k up about the climate change angle until we’ve had a chance to identify the dead, for Christ’s sake.

  15. 15 yankeedog
    February 9, 2009 at 11:56 am

    At least your people are making it through. Looks like it’ll be a mess for a while, though.

  16. February 12, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Ya there? Just checking in.

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