Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank you Elvis

"Elvis" returns to pick up more water

A big thank you to the CFA and the fire bomber "Elvis". I was watchful but not particularly concerned yesterday, 4 km downwind from the Upwey bushfires, under the smoke plume, the light had turned that orange colour. Then there was a second column of smoke and much closer, 200 metres from the house. Was it a spot fire? There had been no sign of embers or ash falling from the sky.

Then "Elvis" the big helicopter arrived dumping 10 tonnes of water at a time. It dumped 5 or so loads, passing directly over the house at treetop height till the fire was out, or at least manageable by ground crews.

Today, no sign of smoke, just burnt trees



Blogger Bill Kerr said...

Good to hear you are safe.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:10:00 PM  

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