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    Default Bush Fire Too Close for Comfort

    Some idiot started a fire in the reserve down the road from my house..

    Earlier that night I took my dog for a walk past the reserve when my dog stopped in in his trakcs and started growling and going of at the bushes which I thought was strange, I reckon these animals have a 6th sense about these things or maybe he noticed someone in the bush?

    We had a bag packed just in case.








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    Hope you guys are ok.

    Our first summer in Australia, we had just moved into our house with our two kittens when there was a big grass fire in a field a block away from us. The wind carried the smoke right through our house and we were forced to evacuate. Hubby had the car in work at the time, so it was me and my mum (who was visiting from Ireland), with two cat carriers walking from our estate. Luckily one of my lovely neighbours saw us as they were leaving and gave us a lift to the nearest pet boarding place where we left the cats overnight.

    Again, apparently started by some idiot with nothing better to do. Blows my mind what some people do for kicks.

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    Stay safe! I don't know what people are thinking when they do something as stupid as start a fire.

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    The peop........no thier not people.....the wankers who start these things need to be thrown in the clink for a long, long time. I grew up in a rural area and bush fires happened every now and then. Exciting for us kids...scary for most, especially the home owners.
    My old man always had a firefighting bag in the shed ready to go. Lengths of old firehose where cut down to use a fire whackers (surprisingly effective) and plugs for the down pipes so gutters could be filled with water plus other bits and pieces. We also had a neighbour who was a fire chief so that was good value too.

    One fire saw the fire brigade standing on our boundry fighting back the flames......bit scary !!!

    I heard on the radio yesterday a firefighter was sentenced to jail for deliberetly starting a bad fire .......cant remember but it was a big sentence. Sucked in to him.


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    That wasn't the black Saturday fires was it Sean? One guy that lit one of those that killed 20 people or something apparently won't be able to get out until 2030. Still not a long enough sentence in my eyes.

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    Yeah thats the one. Your right he should be handed over to the relatives of the decesed and let them have thier way with the scum bag. Then if he's still breathing, locked up for life.


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    Glad your all ok Obie, im with Sean, when the culprit is caught, let the relatives of those who have died or injured or those who have lost their homes....have just 5 mins alone with him
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    I just hope you and everyone else is OK...I hate bush-fires, we live in a grass fire area and the last thing you need is an idiot who lights them

    Take care, Fingers and paws crossed for you all
    Pets are forever

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    I agree that firebugs are idiots (that's putting it very nicely) ... we've had our fair share in WA this year, there's been a shocking loss of lives, homes, businesses and wildlife habitats ... that couple in Kalgoorlie that were arrested recently were in their 30's and lighting fires at night time to get a break from the kids ...

    Hope your home and family and pets are all safe Obie ... and that the Karma bitch has followed the firebug home ...

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    OMG I hope everyone is fine.
    WHen My neighbor burns off without warning the smell
    is toxic and gets my hayfever started.
    I can't image the smell that would be in everything
    inside your home..
    Stay safe and hope the mongrels get caught..

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