Bushfires

Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
There's been a little rain in the last 24 hours. It has dampened some of the fires, but the fire chiefs are saying its probably more harm than good, because they can't backburn where they need to, to contain further outbreaks. We didn't get much here at all, it was more like mist, than rain.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Now, its rain. Lots of rain in some areas, washing ash and debris from fires into rivers... up north, there has already been a huge fish kill because of it, with the river turning to sludge. There are some concerns because the fires are not completely out (trees can continue burning on the inside for days and weeks after) but roads and areas where the firefighters are still working, are starting to get slippery and dangerous. And of course theres a danger from falling trees as the ground under those which have been burnt, becomes soft enough. Just crazy.

Had a little rain here, but not enough to mitigate the dry.
 

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