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Old 02-09-2009, 05:33 PM   #21
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The first I heard all this was on this mornings news. Instantly thought of all our fellow DCers I hope everyone is doing OK and staying safe
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:11 PM   #22
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I thought I would post these amazing pics of some firemen running for their lives
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:23 PM   #23
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Oh attie, those pictures are terrifying. I cannot imagine. I'll stay tuned to the news to see what happens to those poor folks in the Latrobe Valley. Thanks for staying with us...this is not good news to report and I know it is painful.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #24
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I saw terrible pictures on the news of burned-out cars, where the people had tried to escape and the fire overtook them. One firefighter said he'd seen things no one should ever have to see.

God bless the people...they are all in my prayers.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #25
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I also read that they now believe it was arson, which makes it even more horrifying.

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:31 AM   #26
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Just sitting around with the family watching the news about the fires and the floods and my wife made the statement "Did you know that these two catastrophes are just two hours flying time apart" that sure hit home.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:51 AM   #27
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Oh My God! I'm praying hard for anyone in its path. I remember when we had a fire close to here, it was so terrifying!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:15 AM   #28
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i live in melbourne and as we all know its terrible, the whole city and surroundings were covered in smoke, there is talk that the death toll will be close to 300, i hope they are wrong, but everyone is doing there bit to help in whatever way they can, food, clothes, etc, there has been about $15 million donated already for the people that have been affected by this, very sad.
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Thanks for posting, Greg, and welcome to DC. I hope we have better news from your embattled home very soon.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #30
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Hi All.
I am fine and am on the other side of the country. I have been getting up and down for the past half hour with very loud bangs - either the metal fence and someone on it or a thunderstorm trying to get started. It is only going down to 72F tonight here so we are on arson alert in a big way. We have had several arson attacks in Perth these last few weeks, wiping out lots of our national parks and bushland but we are minor compared to Victoria - thankfully. Think they just said the toll was 181 but are expecting further dead to be found. Just doesn't bear thinking about.
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