Fires in Australia

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Well-Known Member

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    So sorry guys.
     
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    Mallacoota Boat Ramp at 10.30am

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    I have no words for this tragedy....
     
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    Herald Sun online just reported that 4000 people are now gathered at the Mallacoota boat ramp.

    & it’s pissing me off that the forum keeps logging me out!
     
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    Sarsfield

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    From my Twitter contact at 11.35am:

    First glimpse of fire front in the Shady Creek bush reserve at Mallacoota across the inlet. Hearing gas bottle explosions around town.
     
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    Probably our gas bottles exploding as we are opposite Shady Gully reserve.

    Where did you get the information Stu?
     
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    From a Twitter contact (who took those Mallacoota pics) who was at the boat ramp, then on his boat, as this was happening.

    The Sarsfield pics were from the Herald Sun online, which hasn’t been updated significantly since.

    Hope this is helpful, as I figured more info is better than less at these times?
     
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    Thanks Stu,

    we have received advice that all the annual vans were saved, so it might be OK at Coota after all. However we need to talk to the owners to confirm.
     
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    I'm just glad that you and yours are safe Digger.
     
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    We haven’t been able to get out to look at things yet as police (rightfully) stop us. It’s still too dangerous!

    I guess confronting the losses will be very difficult but it has to be faced. Realising that I haven’t got my mower or either tractor is going to be a kick in the guts. However they will eventually be replaced.

    So we are still going OK and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your concern and kind comments.

    We’ve just learned that our caravan at Mallacoota was saved by the determined efforts of a group of annual caravan owners that banded together and defended our van and saved it. They are people that we often have 5 O’clock drinks with when we were there.

    A friend from long ago just rang offering us accomodation, money, anything we need. We have some wonderful friends and family. I have tears in my eyes typing this.

    You are all wonderful friends here too and I am very grateful.
     
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    Yes It's very sad indeed to see that on the news here, It must be a hellish wait to get back and see what the outcome of your home is.
     
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    Iconic small towns totally obliterated.Some may never recover.

    Worse in NSW too so the whole east coat is suffering and what hasn’t been impacted so far probably will be. Bloody tragic!
     
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    I read that the Australian navy are evacuating people from Mallacoota region, I hope all you guys are safe down there.
     
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    Agreed. :cheers:
     
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    We are going to try and circumvent police roadblocks this morning using local knowledge to go around them as we need to see the damage for ourselves. Hoping we can save fridges and freezers by getting the food out before it gets too bad.
    Yes that happened starting yesterday and is still underway. We saw a convoy of police boats go past us day before yesterday taking potable water and diesel for the generators.
     
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