It was down to luck, to chance… and the hard work of 2 male neighbours who stayed in the fire to save our houses. The other 5 streets in my town were all hit too, with people I know personally losing everything, including their home, cars, possessions and even their horses. It’s been a really devastating event.
|My token “panic” shot as I ran from my house.|
|The smoke was horribly thick.|
|Sitting in the fire truck, I see the fire race up the gully behind our “safe house”.|
There were a couple other fires happening at the same time in my region and one was on Mum and Dad’s street, while we were staying there. It was a doozy and it was very lucky the wind was pushing it the other direction because it’s been 20 years since the bush in their valley has been alight. I was home alone with O again and had to pack the car in case of evacuating.
|Fire at my parent’s house.|
|There were 6 of these working on the fire at my parent’s.|
|O and I, before the might tank was demolished.|
|The view from O’s room is actually a “view” now.|
|Three of my favourite things – yoga, reading and O.|