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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Bushfire Season's Blazing Start

Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires
I was intending to bring you a crochet pattern today in tribute to those lost in the Paris attacks. I couldn't bring myself to do so after the events of this morning.

At least four people have lost their lives in a huge bushfire that is still raging as I type this.


Reports are continually changing and the full damage of the fires will not be known until the fires are under control.

Thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of hectares of farming land has gone up in smoke along with it's crops and livestock.

It is a very sad start to our bushfire season.

These photos show smoke resulting from back burning. I took them from the car as we drove home on the same day we went on a river walk.  Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires just like the one that is blazing through Esperance right now.

Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires


6 comments:

  1. Nature has been too angry lately. I am sad for the animal lives and really sorry for the four people that died. Let's hope, no one else gets hurt. There isn't much to say with sad incidents like these... :/

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    1. There are no words that suffice in situations like these. I don't know if the cattle were beef or milk cows or what other sorts of farms were effected, but we do export a lot of our produce so it could have an impact on a wider scale then is immediately obvious. Thank you for stopping and commenting. I guess I really posted this as an explanation for not posting.

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  2. Oh no, Stella! How horrible. My prayers for comfort for the families who lost loved ones.

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    1. It is just awful. This morning they have released the names of those lost, farmer and family man Kim Curnow drove from home to home urging everyone to evacuate but did not make it out himself. Julia, a 19-year-old woman from Germany, Norwegian woman Anna and 31-year-old Briton Tom are the other unfortunates to not have escaped.

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  3. If only the world could be perfect and such things never happen... My heart goes out to those lost and their families. May you and yours stay safe.

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    1. It's a few hours from us, so we're not in any danger, but thank you for wishing us safe. It's been such a terrible week for the world. Let's hope next week brings better news.

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