A little too timely
The situation has eased today Monday after the horror day yesterday. The temperatures soared into the high 30's, the winds roared and then came the fires. A tree brought down power lines near the bridge near Webb's creek across power lines. The power lines arced and within a short time we had fires running up Bicentennial Road, Up Webb's Creek, across the river, running up the Wiseman's Ferry Hill, and spot fires starting all over.
One house confirmed as lost, possibly several sheds, caravans and other structures. We had a little respite last night with a couple of mm of rain and lower temperatures today. We hope that we have go around most of it. Crews are out tonight helping with the containment. The fire is not out. It is always horrible to see a house totally destroyed. The St Albans community offers their heart felt sympathy to the owners.
Everyone, the weather is turning bad again Wed, Thur, with similar conditions to yesterday expected.
Please everyone be prepared and get your property as prepared as you can. As an aside, we the active fire fighters would like to thank the support crews who have made themselves available at the fire shed to replenish the truck when we come back exhausted, we appreciate your help.
Don and I would like to thank all the active fire fighters who have given up their time to make up crews not only on St Albans vehicles but have turned up and joined other vehicles. And thanks to everyone else who helping out at the shed, from home etc.
Thank you all.
This is what community means
Don and Sherri