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  1. tisme

    WA's bushfires

    QLD is drowning while WA burns. :sad: Very sad to all those that have lost homes today in the Lake Clifton area. 9 Homes, 1 granny flat and numerous sheds have been destroyed so far by fire. Hope all PIO members are safe.
  2. The Pom Queen

    Perth Bushfires

    I know we have a couple of members in that vicinity, just want to say we are praying for you and hope that you remain safe. Hugs Kate:hug::wubclub:
  3. The Pom Queen

    Melbourne Black Saturday Bushfires

    Well most people have carried on with their lives and some may have forgot about the devastation that the fires caused in February 2009. I read today an article from a 15 year old boy of how he went back to try and save his mum and 2 brothers you can read the article here: Teenager Jonathon Inzitari tells the bushfires Royal Commission of his desperate bid to save his family from the inferno | Herald Sun It brought a tear to my eye, imagine the pain that this child and his father must still feel hearing his mother and brothers screams. Can I ask you all to spare a few seconds to remember those families, I know it isn't an anniversary of the event but that shouldn't stop us remembering the ones who suffered from this terrible tragedy and maybe donating a couple of dollars to the CFA. Supporting CFA - Country Fire Authority Kate:notworthy:
  4. Guest

    NSW Bushfires

    Just thought I would remind PIO members to spare a thought for people in NSW who are coping with some terrible bushfires. Homes have been destroyed at a place called Gerogery which is not that far from me. Please spare a moment to think of these poor people,many of them will not have a happy christmas. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/984729/nsw-on-high-alert-as-bushfire-threatens http://www.news.com.au/national/homes-lost-as-bushfires-rage/story-e6frfkvr-1225811608516
  5. When: Sunday April 26, 2009 Where: Rochford Winery Cnr Maroondah Hwy & Hill Road, Coldstream Click here to secure your FREE tickets to this special event If you are from bushfire affected regions please call 03 9224 2222 to secure your FREE ticket and to arrange transport if needed. Pets are welcome! Dogs on leads and other animals in pet carriers please. The Black Saturday bush fires devastated many areas of Victoria and many animals including pets and native wild life lost their homes, habitats and their lives. The Animal Remembrance Day is an opportunity for the community to come together to remember the beloved pets that were lost or injured in the fires. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the devastating and unprecedented loss of over 1 million animals and native wildlife on Black Saturday. Organised by the RSPCA, the Animal Remembrance Day will be held at Rochford Winery on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley. This free outdoor event will bring together Victoria’s fire affected communities, emergency services, animal aid organisations and the general public for a morning of reflection and contemplation. Through music, readings and visual presentations, the Animal Remembrance Day will be an opportunity for the community to acknowledge the animals affected by the bush fires. This event will acknowledge the emergency services, animal aid organisations, volunteers and the public who rescued and cared for countless animals affected by the fires. If you were directly impacted by the Black Saturday Bushfire, we invite you to take part in the service. Through a display of seed cards, you will be able to share your memories and stories of your beloved pets and animals. These cards will be displayed at the event and will then go on to be planted in the areas affected by the fires. In years to come, the trees that grow from these cards will provide habitat and feed for animals in these regions. RSPCA Victoria will also provide transport from the bushfire affected regions to this event. If you would like to take part in the service, or require transport to the event please contact RSPCA Victoria directly on 03 9224 2222.
  6. AnxiousMum

    More Bushfires

    Hi, I dont know how much of this is true, but have just read in The Herald that they are expecting more fires next week due to more high temperatures and lack of substantial rain. Like I say I dont know how much of this is true, just wanted you all to know.
  7. From At least 14 dead in Victoria bushfires Fourteen people have been killed in the savage bushfires which set Victoria ablaze on Saturday. Victoria police confirmed the deaths on Saturday night and said they fear the figure may reach into the 40s. Deputy police commissioner Kieran Walshe said all the deaths were in a massive blaze northwest of Melbourne - six at Kinglake, four at nearby Wandong, three at Strathewen and one in Clonbinane. Mr Walshe said he believed the Kinglake victims were all in the same car. He believed arsonists were responsible for some of the nine major fires ripping across the state. "We suspect a number of the fires have been deliberately lit," Mr Walshe told reporters. "This is an absolute tragedy for the state and we believe the figure may even get worse," Mr Walshe said. "We base that on the fact we're only just getting into these areas now ... to search buildings and properties these have been very very significant fires ... the figure could get into the 40s." The fire started in East Kilmore, 80km north of Melbourne, and covered a huge area as it pushed 30km east to Kinglake, through the small townships of Wandong, Strathewen and Clonbinane. Mr Walshe said he could not determine whether the victims were civilians or firefighters. He said identifications could not be carried out until at least Sunday. Kinglake resident Peter Mitchell said the town had no time to act as the fire raced through. "The whole township is pretty much on fire," Peter Mitchell told ABC Radio. "There was no time to do anything ... it came through in minutes. "There'll be a massive loss of houses ... there'll be a lot of us homeless. "All those who have made it into town will be fine. The others will be sheltering and working on their fire plans, God help them." Mr Mitchell said he was with around 200 residents holed up in the local pub and that no fire trucks could get into the town. The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) said at least 100 homes have been destroyed as nine major blazes burnt out of control across Victoria in the worst fire conditions in the state's history. The Ash Wednesday fires in February, 1983 claimed 47 lives in Victoria and 28 in South Australia and remain the deadliest bushfire in Australian history. I am sure I speak for all PiO members in wishing anyone involved the very best,our thoughts are with you.