Bushfires in our region, photographs
There have been bushfires further west and south for weeks but today Friday 8th there are a whole series (70 in the Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers, many out of control). The ABC website reports: The NSW Rural Fire Service says there have never before been so many fires burning at emergency level across the state and is warning conditions could worsen tonight.
Friday 8 Nov
I was in the garden and heard the deep roar of a helicopter (menacing after Apocalypse Now). The machine emerged out of the forest heading south dangling its hose.
I feel for the firies who must be exhausted. It is a frightening series of fires, some are joining together. Hot conditions are forecast again for Tuesday. I feel for people who have lost their home to the south, that is a devastating loss. Let’s hope no-one has lost their life. But I also worry about the death and destruction of our wildlife and habitat, already under great stress.
New Analysis confirms the relationship between climate drivers such as El Niño, climate change and the Australian bushfire season.