A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

F is For Forest Fires

High winds and winter burn offs getting out of control have resulted in a series of large blazes in the Clarence Valley over the last few days. The air has been thick with smoke and the sounds of helicopters dumping water to fight the fires.


  1. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, Mark. We have had our own share of forest fires right near my village this month, and it is no fun.
    But you got a dramatic photo of the helicopter in action.

  2. I knew what this was even from the thumbnail size photo. Brush fire looks exactly the same here in Southern California,copters and all.
    We have been very lucky this season so far,hope those near you are controlled and put out as quickly as possible. Great photo,I could almost smell the smoke in the air!

  3. I have never experienced a forest fire. hope you stay safe.

  4. Scary and dangerous!

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  5. Awful... we've heard of so many bad fires around the world this summer.

  6. Dreadful. Sahara winds and high temperatures are causing fires in Spain too...

    F is for...

  7. It's been a dreadful season for fires in the western US, and as far east as Michigan.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. Fires in the US are worse than they've ever been.......is that true in your neck of the 'woods'? Is it extra dry? (I could look that up, I suppose)

  9. Oh, no; do stay safe! It's been ridiculously hot here in the US this summer, too, causing fires like crazy all over. Scary.


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