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Smoke from a distant fire


The weather today has been extremely hot today, with strong winds…a recipe for bushfires.This afternoon the air began getting dense with bushfire smoke. The outcome of this weather combination has resulted in horrific fire outbreaks across NSW.

Images from my home , about 30 kms 'as the crow flies' from the bushfires to the north.

Images from my home , about 30 kms ‘as the crow flies’ from the bushfires to the north.

While houses have been lost, the positive thing ( and in such adversity there still is one ) is no lives have been lost. My hopes are this fact remains . My thoughts are with those evacuated to safer grounds , having fled the monstrous fires. My inconvenience of smelly air is nothing compared to what people have lost at the hands of the fire monster.

A fire preparation plan and evacuation plan is important to ensure personal safety. Does your family have the plans ready for this season?

Remember possessions are not worth a life .


Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

6 thoughts on “Smoke from a distant fire

  1. These fires are devastating. It will be a long night for many. I hope you and your family stay safe.

  2. I live in the bush and a friend asked me yesterday if I would stay and fight or flee. “Flee immediately with my kids and my laptop,” I said. I didn’t hesitate. Nothing else is worth anything much to me. x

  3. I agree. The houses are devastating, but I love hearing that no lives have been lost. We also back onto bush (not in the Blue Mountains), and if we were anywhere near danger, we would most definitely leave early.

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