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    Unhappy Spare a thought

    Ok, so here's whats ben happening in my state since Saturday. The worst bushfire (wildfire) in Australia's history. So far..198 dead, at least 20 townships have been nuked completely off the map..still an unknown number of persons unaccounted for. The state coroner has allowed room for up to 500 dead to be accomodated, and unfortuantly, that number may be more accurate than not.

    My brother is a voluntary member of a rural fire service who went up there on the first few days. He tells me that he had on a few occasions flames leap over his truck..he and his crew were lucky to survive (more dumb luck than anything). On one accoasion his truck was completely surrounded by flames 20 meters (50-60ft) high.

    Please spare a small thought for the victims and their families, as well as your emergency service brothers and sisters who have been going full tilt since Saturday. I'm heading up there tomorrow night, but not near the fire front.

    **By the way, it has been identified that a number of these fires were deliberatly lit.

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    We're thinking of you and yours, Hawk, and thank you for letting us know you're ok. You keep yourself safe and may your brother continue to be so blessed.

    Please keep us updated.

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    Prayers enroute. Be safe down there.
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    Hope you all stay safe.

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    Stay Safe and Check 6. I have family right there also.
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    Stay safe, Hawk...and tell your brother our thoughts are with him as well. Prayers en route for everyone Down Under who has to deal with this...and may God find it in his plan to bring the arsonists to justice.
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    My thoughts and prayers have been with you all for the past few days.

    I've been through two wildfires now, and they are scary and devastating.
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    When I read about this on the news I thought of you and was wondering if you were anywhere near it.

    Stay safe.
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    This sort of thing puts our fires in perspective.

    Holy crap! 500 dead?
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    I'm thinking of you folks down there. Just this morning my wife and I were talking about the fires and the fact that so many have died and that it looks like it's arson. Stay safe. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Please spare a small thought for the victims and their families, as well as your emergency service brothers and sisters who have been going full tilt since Saturday. I'm heading up there tomorrow night, but not near the fire front.

    Thoughts and prayers sent, Stay Safe!

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