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AS NSW burns into the night, with new fires starting even at 8pm, firefighters are bracing for another dangerous day tomorrow.

As seven fires have taken hold and burning out of control, dubbed “the worst in a decade or more” by RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, he has tonight warned containment will only come when conditions start to ease – but there is not a wet day in sight

Newcastle airport is closed. Fires in Springwood, Winmalee, the line has jumped the Nepean River. Up to forty homes lost, no lives lost..yet

Pray for us.



UPDATE: One dead.

Police confirmed the first fatality of the disaster this morning. A 63-year-old man died in the NSW Central Coast yesterday after he collapsed while defending his Lake Munmorah home. Two volunteer firefighters are being treated in hospital, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said.

Condolences to his family, and my deepest thanks and respect to the firefighters still out there.

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Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby (@igor)
October 17, 2013 11:46

Done. Prayers sent. May you be protected, mate!

Lady H
Lady H (@lady-h)
October 17, 2013 13:14

Saying prayers. Stay safe Down Under.

Lady H
Lady H (@lady-h)
October 17, 2013 13:15


Will you provide a link so we can keep up with the latest?


LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent (@cissnarl57)
October 17, 2013 15:44

Hope this is controlled soon. Prays and thoughts Brenden

Tallulah (@tallulah)
October 17, 2013 19:33

Brendan, do they know the cause? We’ve had huge wildfires, too, and there are suspicions of arson in many cases: some say the Moslems are using arson as yet another terror tactic.

Be that as it may, I will pray for you. Hope you can get this under control soon!

LC ShadowFox
LC ShadowFox (@lc-shadowfox)
October 18, 2013 19:40

Damn Brother, stay strong. Tallulah: In both the American West and Outback fire is just a natural part of life. During the summer things dry out and because there’s never enough rain for decomposition, many plants actually need fire to reproduce (open sealed seed pods, return nutrients to the soil, etc). Dry thunderstorms will roll over the land, especially at… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E. (@cmblake6)
October 20, 2013 13:01

LCBrendan says:

Folks, if you permit, I will post updates in this thread. I know this isnt an American thing and you have your own issues, but if you like I’ll keep you apprised.

Definitely! Keep us advised, and I will stay in prayer.

Lady H
Lady H (@lady-h)
October 20, 2013 18:43

Keep us posted, Brendan. We do care. Too bad y’all have some dangerous brats (with lazy “parents”) down there too. 🙁

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek (@lc-roguetek)
October 21, 2013 01:24

Because he didn’t understand what it meant.

Nobody taught him to -think-.

Nobody taught him there are consequences to actions.

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby (@igor)
October 21, 2013 16:47

Fire is the Devil’s only friend.