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A busy night on the fire truck
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:27 AM
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Default A busy night on the fire truck

Our fire brigade got a call out to a big bushfire at around 10pm last night, got back home 10.30am this morning. Slept through to 4pm and still feel shattered.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-18/v ... rt/9560098

The wind down here was horrendous last night. Trees down across roads, powerlines down. Hit one tree across the road last night while responding - the headlights on the truck are pretty ordinary. Luckily not too much damage.

Ours was the western fire, mapped extent is around 3,400 hectares.

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The eastern fires have been dairy country and devastating. I heard of one farmer who lost his entire 700 cow dairy herd and all this years calves.

Marcus
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