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Sydney fires

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:35 am

Fires around Sydney, Australia continue to burn out of control. Two firefighters just died battling the blaze. I hope out Spyderville friends are all okay. Praying for Sydney.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:40 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:35 am
Fires around Sydney, Australia continue to burn out of control. Two firefighters just died battling the blaze. I hope out Spyderville friends are all okay. Praying for Sydney.
Yeah I saw that on a news site I frequent. I sure hope that Brother BLOKE and his family are OK. They also said that on the other side of the continent in the town of "Perth" that they were having the same kind of fires going on there too.

I find that quite interesting from the standpoint that those fires are similar to the ones we've had here in the state of California.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby James Y » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:47 pm

Hoping all turns out well down there.

Portugal has also been having a lot more wildfires.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:55 am

It does kind of bother me that BLOKE hasn't chimed in lately. I've PMed him about the fires but haven't heard back yet. And he lives right in the direct area of the ones in Sydney AUSTRALIA.

A lady named Deborah Tavares has done some videos pertaining to the fires in California. There is some disturbing information in her videos. She also has a website www.stopthecrime.net

Yeah in the past year I've been hearing of wild fires all over the planet as well as increased earthquake activity.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:12 am

Yeah, I emailed him and he’s not responded.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby James Y » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:49 pm

I hope that Bloke is all right.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby bearrowland » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:46 pm

Me too...
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Tims » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:08 pm

Bloke’s probably outside with a hose in his hand!

This is the current status of active fires in my state, NSW, Australia. Sydney’s under there. Somewhere.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Tims » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:16 am

Just an update to let people know Bloke is fine. Dealing with the smoke but otherwise safe.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:54 am

Well here it is the morning of Dec, 22, 2019 and no report of Brother BLOKE :confused: I'm just a tad bit worried that he hasn't given us an update. I checked a couple of websites on the status of the fires and it isn't good from all I've gathered.

I even heard about the fires on the mainstream media this morning so it must be a pretty big series of wildfires.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby bearrowland » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:21 am

Tims wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:16 am
Just an update to let people know Bloke is fine. Dealing with the smoke but otherwise safe.
Thanks Tims and God bless all you folks!
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:18 am

Tims wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Bloke’s probably outside with a hose in his hand!

This is the current status of active fires in my state, NSW, Australia. Sydney’s under there. Somewhere.

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I didn’t realize you were in that area, too. Stay safe.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:07 am

I talked to a guy here where I live who is also from Australia and he says that the town of Perth is getting it bad. One of the Deacons at my church told me yesterday that there are fires all over the entire continent of Australia going on now as well. It's really strange in many ways that we here in the USA don't hear much about what takes place Down Under in the continent of Australia.

I'm more convinced now that our commercial mainstream News Media here in the USA is nothing but a big money hoax and that's saying it as kindly as I can put it.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby bearrowland » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:23 am

I agree.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:34 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:07 am
I talked to a guy here where I live who is also from Australia and he says that the town of Perth is getting it bad. One of the Deacons at my church told me yesterday that there are fires all over the entire continent of Australia going on now as well. It's really strange in many ways that we here in the USA don't hear much about what takes place Down Under in the continent of Australia.

I'm more convinced now that our commercial mainstream News Media here in the USA is nothing but a big money hoax and that's saying it as kindly as I can put it.
One of the things you find out quickly living overseas is that for the media the only place that exists is the USA and occasionally England.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Bloke » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:56 pm

Many Thanks for everyone’s well wishes and concerns and apologies for the late reply. I’ve been of annual leave. It’s a hectic time of year and I’ve rekindled an old interest in Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish) and I set up a little aquarium for our eldest granddaughter and her little brother.

Anyhow, it’s been horrendous here and we’re many miles from an major fire front. We’re expecting more extreme temperatures in the next few days and no doubt more new fires and flare ups of existing fires.

To date in NSW alone we’ve lost just under 1000 homes, to brave, young volunteers lost there lives and we’ve lost over 1000 Koalas (not to mention other native fauna).

It’s just life in Australia but this year is the worst on record and it’s not over yet. With no rain predicted till late January, early February it’s not over yet. :eek:

Here’s a picture I took on my last day of work for 2019 at 15:30, Dec 13, looking west from HMAS Waterhen (Balls Head) at North Sydney and it’s no better today. I can’t remember what a clear blue sky looks like. :rolleyes:

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby bearrowland » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:35 pm

Glad you are ok Bloke, and hoping for a surprise rain storm for you folks.
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby James Y » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:37 am

Bloke,

I’m also glad that you’re okay. That haze reminds me of how it looked here back in 2003, during a big wildfire that burned through several areas of our county. Although the air quality in your photo looks even worse.

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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Bloke » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:19 pm

Barry and Jim, you’re both very kind.

It’s just after 11:00 here and it’s 35degC already on the coast with plenty of smoke haze. It’ll be 40degC plus in the western suburbs and other parts of the State.

There’s a total fire ban in place and we’ll see what the day brings. :)
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Re: Sydney fires

Postby Ankerson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:26 pm

Just saw something on it, they are still out of control?

Looks like the Military is stepping in to help get people out.

I hope you and your family are safe.


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