Today should be interesting...[update]

Our place is marked by the binoculars. The fire is just 5 kilometres (a smidge under 3 miles) to the north of us. It started up yesterday morning after a dry lightning storm and trundled eastwards over the afternoon.

Today we are blessed with NNW winds up to 50 km/h and temperatures around 40 degrees centigrade (104 F).

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Excellent...

Update: We are still here but a thousand hectares of bush has been incinerated. The fire spent a couple of hours at emergency warning level and we were treated to a couple of runs from Large Air Tankers plus our own local pair of crop dusters going back and forth all afternoon. Fire is, of course, still burning and will do unless it is defeated by containment lines or rain. So we may have fun and games yet...

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