Photographer's Note

Yesterday dear friends was another day of waiting whether a new fire will engulf our township, our houses.

The fire started in Upwey and spread so fast that even a firetruck got burned and three firemen were injured.It actually started in Birdland Reseve, the same place where I photographed the two ladies walking off the calories after Christmas.Soon it threatened several townships, including mine.

So we put our suitcases in the car (these suitcases were ready since the last fire I photographed.) This time I put much more into the two cars than before as the fire was much bigger. Then we waited.

Many people who lived closer to the reserve fled before the fire and they all must have decided to leave early so as to avoid crashing into each other (and getting caught in the fire), as happened in the smoke covered streets of Marysville.What happened was a prophecy fulfilling itself, the part where they did crash into each other. Thank God the fire did not follow their retreat.
I took this shot over the roof of my house as the smoke filled sky provided a different canvas for the sun to play with. The colours were ominous, the smell of smoke stifling, the noise of sirens and helicopters both comforting and disconcerting.

We went to sleep at one a.m., having being told that our township at least was no longer under threat.Today the helicopters were back in action, another alert and news that the fire is now contained.

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