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    Crazy how many fires there are, the size of them & how long they've been burning.

    We're a good hours drive from the Currowan fire yet the mornings still look like this till the breeze changes direction.

    Princes Highway opened up again last week so at least we're getting fuel & other deliveries thru.
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    The situation in OZ is absolutely horrible from what I have been reading wrt the brush fires and drought. Must be your worst brush fire season ever or pretty close to it. They also announced on the TV today that the highest ever recorded temperature may happen shortly. I really hope you stay safe and OZ catches some breaks to bring the fires under control soonest.

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    Cheers Bob. I'm lucky to be untouched so far. Fingers X'd it stays so.

    I think worst is relative to how close the fires get to your house. We've had bad ones before but hardly on this scale. It's like nearly every state has multiple fires.
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    We have had some bad ones in BC, and it seems like are fire seasons are opposite, so when things ramp up in either country, our firefighters migrate with the seasons. Right now all the Canadian wild fire firefighters are in Oz, when it is mid summer here and thing are slower in Oz, the Ozzy guys will all be here. It’s a great arrangement, but unfortunate at the same time. I always feel bad for the animals. So much habitat being destroyed.
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    Yeah the global help is appreciated both ways I'm sure. I think some animals probably move ahead of time but not all. Seems to be concern re koala deaths due to fires.
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    Everyone is always concerned about the cute animals. Everything is so connected in nature, it’s hard to fathom what the loss of one element in an eco system can do. Some of the lost habitat takes so long to regenerate and it leaves me wondering what inhabitants do for the next 50 years or more, while it is being regained.
    It’s great that the firefighters can slip back and forth between the different countries.
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    If you are in the middle of one they can seem like the worst thing but fires have their place in nature and much of the big ones have been caused by man meddling and preventing smaller natural ones.

    The oak savanna that used to be in my area has mostly been destroyed by man and his meddling.

    Grows great corn though!
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    Wow hope you come out OK. Worst I ever saw or didn't see was fires in Chibougamau when I was living in Chicoutimi 356km/221miles NW, one day we only had night and it was snowing ashes all day long
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanQ View Post
    Wow hope you come out OK. Worst I ever saw or didn't see was fires in Chibougamau when I was living in Chicoutimi 356km/221miles NW, one day we only had night and it was snowing ashes all day long
    Been a lot of that north of here. Those who were lucky only have to clean soot from their houses.
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    I wish you guys the best. We fell in love with Australia a couple of summers ago (well, our summer-your winter in June), and the bird-life and natural beauty we saw a few hundred kilometers in from the coast sort of meandering from Brisbane down to Sydney was just astonishing. So many beautiful national parks, and the people are just wonderful. We plan to go back in a couple of years, hopefully go up "the tooth" towards Cairn, and maybe even fly to Alice Springs and explore the real bush a bit. Take care, and stay-safe. I have just been reading about the hellish fire-generated thunderstorms-almost apocalyptical, really.
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