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Smoke haze starting to clear.

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By Bernieh


Smoke haze starting to clear.

We've had bushfires blazing across the hills for two weeks now - it's been very hazy around here.



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Hope they go out soon - not good for you at all!

23 Aug, 2009

 

Lucky neither of us suffers from asthma!

23 Aug, 2009

 

Very true. People with any respiratory problems must really suffer.

23 Aug, 2009

 

Keep safe & well Bernieh.

23 Aug, 2009

 

The fires are kilometres away - those hills seem a lot closer in the photo than they really are. Unfortunately though the fire front has stretched right across the face of the hills and that's why there's so much smoke.

23 Aug, 2009

 

Nice photo, although too bad it's not fog instead of bushfire smoke!

24 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Charlieb - well the fires have now spread far away to the other sides of those hills and thankfully the smoke haze has lifted.

24 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely view shame about the haze, I would be waring a mask

26 Aug, 2009

 

We get used to the smoke haze from burning bushfires around here. The volunteer fire brigade actually set fires at the end of spring all around the area to try to get rid of the fuel before summer. It's a little uncommon to get the bushfires in winter - but the 'wet' we had at the beginning of the year obviously meant a lot of growth and lots of fuel for fires and winter is our driest time so it wasn't totally unexpected.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Dont they warn you about starting the fires

26 Aug, 2009

 

No not really - sometimes it gets mentioned on the radio of a morning. They're controlled burns - which means the fire brigade make sure it's contained - it's considered an important job to get rid of as much of the grass in bush areas as possible before the summer sets in.

26 Aug, 2009

 

I would of thought they would warn you like over here if they are turning the water off they send a van with a p a system shouting the water will be turned off in 1 hr or so. perhaps you should suggest this so as to keep your windows closed and be prepared

26 Aug, 2009

 

Maybe we're a bit too laid-back - we're used to this happening and for those of us who don't suffer asthma or respiratory problems it's not too bad. Of course people with those problems must hate it.

26 Aug, 2009

 

All the more reason they should notify you s

26 Aug, 2009

 

Bernieh:

That looks too familiar! I hope no ones home was burned!
We have many fires burning around Cal. right now...however, the worst is to come in the next 4 months or so...when the dreaded Santa Winds Season starts at the end of Sept or beginning of
Oct.

27 Aug, 2009

 

Delonix - fortunately these particular fires were blazing away in uninhabited areas behind our suburb, but the fire front was enormous and stretched for kilometres. There were a couple close to the city and one right in the heart of the city where there's a rather large hill - but they were contained quickly. There's a lot of undergrowth and grass around because we had such a good 'wet' season at the beginning of the year - we're all a bit worried about the summer time which is always the worst. We are lucky in a way though in that we don't get those fierce winds - so our fires probably don't spread as rapidly!

27 Aug, 2009

 

I think this photo is lovely, the haze adds to rather than detracts from the picture.

30 Aug, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I'm glad to hear no one was hurt or no homes destroyed!

As I write this comment the fires around S. Cal are
getting worse. The sky is getting hazy, smokey from the fires in the Los Angeles area. We also have been experiencing a horrible, horrible heat wave...which has made the fire-fighting efforts uncontrollable.

1 Sep, 2009

 

Yes have heard of your fires in the media over here - it's such a horrible time. Let's hope all is well soon.

1 Sep, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Thanks! Unfortunately, this is just the begining of the the horrible fire season...in the following months it will become worse! The Santa Ana Winds will blow then the "firstorms" will start. It happens here every year just like clock work.

1 Sep, 2009

 

That's the worst part of it all - firstorms! We just had a report come out after the firestorms experienced in our summer just gone when we lost almost many people and whole townships and there's just no answer to something like that.

1 Sep, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Yes, I remember seeing the horrible, horrible firestorm last year in Southern Australia on the news here for several days. Those are the types of firestorms we get here in late summer or fall even winter if it's too dry. 2003 and 2007 were the biggest fires in Southern California in recent history. In 2007 the firestorms led to the largest evacuation of homes in California's State recorded history.

5 Sep, 2009

 

It's just a dreadful time of the year - but inevitable when we move into these areas I guess!

5 Sep, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Those are the keys words: "inevitable when we move into these areas" that's the biggest problem here in California...to many homes are being build in areas that burn every 20 - 40 years...which is just part of the
natural process of nature.

7 Sep, 2009

 

Exactly the same here, Delonix.

7 Sep, 2009



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