Saturday, December 2, 2017

Fire across the road at lunchtime

I went to get some lunch about 12.30 ??? loom out at this eyesore at best of days but today it was smoke beginning to come out of the house which is abandon & as you see 2 paddocks that it sits on is full of lovely blonde barley grass....
I reach for the phone & ring 000..... then wait as the smoke increases.
I start to warn the neighbours & move my car out .......a man & his son stop as I had walked out & they had seen flames coming from the side of the house on the left of this picture....
A few other cars pull up.... interesting how people react.
Fire truck is heard coming way up the road & they try to find the road in & cannot..the fire hydrant is next door to me... so the hose has a long way to go...trucks 2 & 3 arrive & all these gorgeous people disgorge from the trucks... another vehicle arrives that is part of this & then 2 police cars arrive...
The road is blocked in both ways & we are all out in the street....
Some had heard things.....
The owner of the house right next door arrives & he looks no more pleased than we all do on this side of the road.
Many people with cameras as well as one set up on a tripod closer to the scene.

The investigation was thorough........even trying fence posts in the paddock ???
Grateful for the fire services  ......
But really annoyed re the grass had not been mowed weeks ago yet again we have faced this scene most years....dry tall grass un kept...

This is a record ...














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