Tuesday, October 22

Bushfire Season 2013

We woke to the following scene on Sunday morning.  A dull ash haze covered the city skyline and a smell of smoke was in the air.  Bushfire season has come early this year.  Four massive fires are currently sweeping through the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.  To date at least a hundred homes have been lost and one person suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting the fires.

Tomorrow's forecast is predicted to be a fire-fighter's worst nightmare.  Temperatures are expected to reach the high 30s, with very low humidity and winds gusting up to 100km/h.  They're already calling these New South Wales worst bushfires in more than a decade. We're in for a long, hot Summer with endless fire alerts.

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