Bushfires (wildfires) in Australia

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Postby Peter60 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:07 am

As I'm sure most of you know Australia has been hit by bushfires for the last few months. You most likely have noted the smoke in the sky!

I live in Canberra (the Capital City). Whilst I haven't been directly affected, in recent weeks we have had smoke pollution (the worst in the world), hot weather (temperatures above 40c - that's 104f), drought but absurdly we had hail - golf ball size driven by strong winds - 1000's of cars were damaged and many written off.

And over the past week we have had fires close by. They moved about 30Km away on the weekend.

This photo was in the local paper.

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I don't know who owned it but Limited Slip (a member of this forum) lives down that way. Hope its not his.
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Postby G60michael » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:04 am

G'day Pete, bloody not wrong about the bush fires mate we had them here late last year, whiped our complete communitys. A huge bush fires pulled right up on our farm boundary mate, we were saves sorely by the Bulldozers working all hours on the contianement lines.

I was out yesterday letter box dropping in the hopes of hearing back about a local G60, on the way there I detoured past a place where there was a light Blue MWB a few years back that I dropped a letter off to hopefully here about it, had a sneaky Sus While I was there at the time, she had a Thomas PTO winch, 250 Falcon Crossflow and a Marks 5 speed gearbox, driving past yesterday no sign of life just the old g60 cooked to bits and the house now a pile of rubble, I never heard back about this G60 such a shame she ended this way.

Here's some other unfortunate Old Girls Taken in to 2019/2020 Bushfire
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I have spoken to Kev (limitedSlip) and can confirm it was NOT his g60.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:25 pm

Thanks for the check-in guys. I've been concerned for our members down under knowing about all the bush fires and that some of you are in the areas affected. Living in Southern California I understand first hand the dangers. While the loss of the G60s is truly saddening, the greater loss is to all of the people in the communities hit by the fires. I'm glad to know you're safe.
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Postby Esteban » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:58 pm

Peter and Michael,

Very concerned to see all that has happened with the incredible big brush fires your country has endured. The pictures posted are sad. :(

You have been in our thoughts and prayers.
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