Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Roof Is STILL on fire

Latest photo, taken about 15 minutes ago from the front patio.

Erica Continues To Burn

Fresh wind gusts are playing havoc with fire control, and the front has spread, endangering the bigger towns of Yallourn North and Tyers, which is under "ember attack" as I type. To add insult to injury, one of the special helicopter water bombers just crashed after take off here at Latrobe Regional Airport. Pilot a ok, helicopter a total mess. Like the fire fighters needed that right now.

Will endeavour to upload more photos from yesterday to flickr, and yes still trying to get near a computer to do that widescreen shot:

In other news, it was my Dad's birthday yesterday, 70 years young. W00t for Dad!

***INCIDENT UPDATE 6.09pm***
Just got off the CFA (Victorian Country Fire Authority) website: The Moondarra-Erica (Region 9) fire is still friggin' huge and is classified is "going" as in...going badly. 118 trucks are there now, from places as far away as the Dandenong Ranges, and even some from outer NSW or so we just found out. There's a heap of traffic hitting that site, so be patinet.

Will also aim to put up a small video ASAP.

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