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Do and ds16 arrived

Please pray right now. Fire 3 km away and coming fast. We just left. 

We are still ok. Our house is still there . The fire has slowed down but today is going to be 41oC so it will pick up again. we are going to see if they will let DH and I through the roadblock to

Thank you everyone for your continual prayers and good thoughts.

on Friday/ Saturday  the fire burned so hot that the seaweed on the beach burned. All the board walks along the Rocks and steps down to the beach burned. Even the pig face on the sand dunes burned. Lots of cabins , safari tents and infrastructure was lost at Cape Conran

my ds22 who was at the fire said everyone on the fire thought it would burn all the way to Marlo. The flames were 300 m high, the fire was burning hot enough to cause lightning.

many dry swamp areas are of fire ( peat fire)   And there is still lots of active fire in the bush, but it is keeping behind the bulldozer lines atm.

fortunately the weather is milder for the next few days. But it is still a very dynamic situation. Tomorrow there will be east winds.

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We haven’t had any rain. The fire is just very slowly creeping, which is amazing as we have gale force winds today. They have a lot of resources on it (we hope), helicopters, bulldozers, firefighters, the Fiji army with rakehoes . There are lots of dry swampy heathlands that are within the fire area and are burning as well.

we are completely frustrated by the lack of information and have turned into crazy people checking wind speed, satellite maps, radar weather maps,  hotspots, tuning into scanners etc multiple times a day.  I think DH and I can recite what the wind is going to be doing every 2 hours until Tuesday next week.

All we really know is the fire ground is still burning and is slowly creeping. 

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On 2/8/2020 at 4:09 PM, Melissa in Australia said:

We haven’t had any rain. The fire is just very slowly creeping, which is amazing as we have gale force winds today. They have a lot of resources on it (we hope), helicopters, bulldozers, firefighters, the Fiji army with rakehoes . There are lots of dry swampy heathlands that are within the fire area and are burning as well.

we are completely frustrated by the lack of information and have turned into crazy people checking wind speed, satellite maps, radar weather maps,  hotspots, tuning into scanners etc multiple times a day.  I think DH and I can recite what the wind is going to be doing every 2 hours until Tuesday next week.

All we really know is the fire ground is still burning and is slowly creeping. 

Did you get rain this weekend?  Hoping you’re still ok.  

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One of our neighbours told dh they have put in  100metre bulldozed  firebreak. To try and stop the westerly spread of the https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwjG7ueN2MjnAhWJXCsKHYFRBJgQwqsBMAF6BAgKEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDELWPGippsland%2Fvideos%2F227363048260974%2F&usg=AOvVaw1PR72z5JFBSSXk3kqY6k7D

if this link works it shows the devastation at Cape Conran. 

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19 minutes ago, Melissa in Australia said:

One of our neighbours told dh they have put in  100metre bulldozed  firebreak. To try and stop the westerly spread of the https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwjG7ueN2MjnAhWJXCsKHYFRBJgQwqsBMAF6BAgKEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDELWPGippsland%2Fvideos%2F227363048260974%2F&usg=AOvVaw1PR72z5JFBSSXk3kqY6k7D

if this link works it shows the devastation at Cape Conran. 

Oh my word.  That is horrible.  My heart hurts for y’all and your area.   That is just heartbreaking.   

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6 hours ago, Melissa in Australia said:

We got 8 ml rain. Not enough to put fires out. But apparently the fire behaviour is suppressed.

 There are 4 peat fires in dry swampy heathland. So they have set up carbon monoxide monitors. It stinks

Ahh disappointing

we had a bad seaweed dire once (not close to us) and the smoke was unbelievable.  I imagine peat would be worse

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