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#1 pegasus2357

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

The Golden man has come to town and brought, heat and and this http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=684 All makes for an interesting afternoon, and a word of caution for you Qlder's, he is on fire already

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:05 AM

Aerial photo of the Wambelong fire threatening the Siding Springs Observatory #nswfires #nswrfs

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

Hmmm wind change........ Would not like to be in front of that, just spoke to a mate who is 40 + kms from fire but lives high up on a mountain and he said he could see the flames.....

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Hope all is ok, peg

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Looks better at the moment, no wind yet and hopefully stays that way, heading away from me but towards a small village and some prime agriculture land. This pic was taken by a friend last night some 40 to 50 kms away from the fire All they said about it was holy crap........... Couldn't describe it better EDIT Wind has come again and fire is moving rapidly ........

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Hmmm news is saying 2 homes destroyed by fire...... I am told real figure could be up 36 homes..... Not good in a small community. One thinks it is time to get a charity golf day up and going....

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

Some before and after pics

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Hope all is well Peg! I heard a bit on news this morn for your area!~

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

Thanks Madam........... Wind is swirling and the fire is creeping closer to town..... 28 homes have been destroyed and just spoke to a mate who was out on our old farm and he reckons there was 250 dead cattle there on that one place...... If it keeps coming towards town it could well get interesting later on........

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Hi Peg, I see what you mean, thanks for the call as I was concerned. Boz

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Be safe mate and get out quickly if keeps coming your way!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

Coona is getting a fair bit of cover on the news here at present Peg. Hope all is well with yourself and family. Thoughts go out to those that have already lost homes and stock. Keep safe bud.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

Hey Peg....hope all is well. This is the view of the smoke from the fire from the Motel on the Newell where we stayed last night. Fkn scary stuff. Thanks for sharing a couple of much needed ales after 12 hours in the car.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:42 AM

News report tonight was that they believe 33 homes gone but won't know until fire front shifts and they can get in to some of the areas. No lives lost that they know of thankfully.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:11 AM

From what I hear no lives lost...... God knows how Property loses and stock loses will be confirmed this picture should have the title..... Holly mother of god........... Believe it or not the house that can seen at base of that fireball still stands......... I was in Canberra when it burnt and can appreciate what high temps and a bushfire can do, did not want to see that again thank you very much....................... Helicopters and planes are still hard at work and hopefully getting some form of control and wind has died down........ We will be safe I think, communities and farmers north and west of us have big problems and my thoughts are with them............

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:12 AM

Hey Peg….hope all is well.

This is the view of the smoke from the fire from the Motel on the Newell where we stayed last night.

Fkn scary stuff.

Thanks for sharing a couple of much needed ales after 12 hours in the car.

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We aim to please but next time you call through leave the fire at home mate...... please

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Roughly where that red line is the fire front, closer in to town in some points but it gives you some idea...... I haven't put an arse end on it because I couldn't find an image big enough..... When they talk of a 100km fire front they are not kidding......... Water bombers going hell for leather today on the out break at Warkton which was running towards Bingie Grumble Mt.... At the moment it is eerily quiet, not a breathe of wind, which is good as they might get some control lines in before depression sets in on Thursday/Friday...... If the wind really blows again we will be up **** creek without a paddle......... Spoke to a mate who is a volunteer firey and a farmer...... he was out all night last night around Coona..... He said the number of houses still standing is amazing when there is nothing but scorched earth all around them, also said the number of dead animals was really shocking. I know people in real uniform get debriefed after major incidents, i wonder about the local volunteer fireman...... A cattle farmer who has just seen hundreds of dead cattle, who do they talk to??? So now it is a watch and wait

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

>I know people in real uniform get debriefed after major incidents, i wonder about the local volunteer fireman…... RFS has things in place Peg. It will be offered, they only need to man up and take the offer. Believe me, after years of having nothing offered, it is better to see/hear what is available than just reject it out of hand when it is available to you. Hope everything remains calm for a bit and they can get some decent containment lines in for the folk up there.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Peg....stay safe.....and I hope all is well and home is still unthreatened.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Peg….stay safe…..and I hope all is well and home is still unthreatened.

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To give you an idea Goldy.... Fire goes from where you turned off Mendooran Road and turned right to Coona............. all the way across to the Newell Highway, well after you turned left towards Narrabri.............




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