For the second time in only a couple of weeks we have had a significant fire fairly close to us. This time the fire was just 2.3km away and the smoke from the fire was being blown just slightly west of us. Multiple fire fighting aircraft were buzzing directly overhead.
Here are some photos that I took this afternoon.
According to the DFES, more than fifty career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from six brigades were on the scene. They were supported by three helicopters and two bi-plane water bombers
This area is known as Forest Lakes. Most of the housing estates incorporate ponds and lakes.
The water bombers, at least the helicopters, make good use of nearby lakes to replenish their tanks.
We had a ringside seat for one such refill.
Thankfully this fire did not take any lives.
3 thoughts on “Too Close For Comfort”
Wow, that is a bit close. Glad no one was hurt.
During the last couple of weeks there have been numerous fires in this region. The worst of which saw two people killed and 180 homes and buildings destroyed in the town of Yarloop. These fires are fierce and can be unpredictable. The fire that destroyed Yarloop had not been put out, just contained. Last night it was reported that the fire had flared up again. 2km is no distance at all if one of these fires breaks away.
I am lucky that I don’t live in an area that has bush fires or floods