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Saturday, January 3, 2015

cooler

It is cooler here now - around 28C, but the fires are still burning in the Hills. People keep ringing the radio to tell what happened. We were shocked to hear that one boarding kennels was burnt and all the cats that were boarding were killed in the fire. A lot of the dogs were saved, as they were in another part the fire didn't destroy. People have lost houses, but many have not lost their houses, but all their land is scorched. The fires are burning this way and that in the fireground, as they call it, a huge area of more than 100 kilometres in circumference. Many of the native animals will have lost their homes and perhaps their lives.
I have spent the day relaxing in air-conditioning. Others have not been so fortunate. Fire-fighters have worked non stop and also residents; many have worked all night and day. Teams are arriving tonight from NSW and they will also start to fight the fires tomorrow.
The fire danger will also now move across Victoria, with the excessive heat.
Only a few days of slightly cooler weather until Wednesday, when it will be 38C again. The fire-fighters will continue fighting the fires, hoping that they don't get a lot worse on Wednesday.

5 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How horrible. Please stay safe, Sasha!

Joan's mix max said...

We see it on the dutch television about the fire ..Every year we see a lot of fires there ..horrible..for people and animals.

Georgia and Julie said...

Sasha, we purr very hard that you and Lynettea will be safe.
It is so sad to hear about the destruction done by the fire.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Florida Furkids said...

Stay safe...we're purring for all thoe in the path of the fire.

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, that is so terrible about the boarding kennel, Sasha. We are purring and praying for all who are affected by the fire, and for the firefighters.