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hey cactus,just wondering if the fires have had any effect on you yet? not looking good there.
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Yeah thanks for asking, they have been pretty bad in some areas, 1,365 houses destroyed and 17 dead so far. Part of the problem has been the weather. We've been getting a lot of cold changes (fronts) coming through, and when that happens the approaching cold air mass pushes the hot air off the desert onto the normally cool east coast, where 95% of the population lives and where it's heavily timbered. So we get alternating roaring hot westerlies and 115F for a few days (huge fire), then a cool 75F southerly for the next few days (small fire), which pushes the fires all over the place. The other part of the problem is we are in severe drought, so the middle of Australia is bone dry and red hot, the east coast is bone dry and as the bush hasn't been burnt for 50 years it has a massive fuel load! Even one of the snow ski resorts burnt to the ground! If you look at this map it will show you the extent of it all.


https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-info.../fires-near-me


The fire west of me (Central Coast) burnt through about 60 miles of bushland and finally stopped a couple of miles off my farm, so didn't affect me, well apart from all the black leaves and twigs dropping out of the sky for days, and the relentless smoke!
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1,687 homes destroyed so far.
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we in bc have also had our share of wildfires in the last few years losing valuable forests,with. minor lose of homes except in alberta where some cities have had loses.i see a lot of Canadian fire fighters heading your way as a lot of your fire fighters have come to our aid as well.
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Yeah we have a lot of Canadians coming we hire your water bombing aircraft in your winter as well. I've seen some of the fires in BC, as well as some in California, they look pretty full on as well. We lost some pine plantations down south in this round of fires.

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Cactus, just as a precaution, maybe you should send me all of your whiskey till the fires are over.

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Cactus, just as a precaution, maybe you should send me all of your whiskey till the fires are over.

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That's probably a very good idea, expect a package in the mail any day now


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we had around a foot of snow again this week and is supposed to get down to minus 30 celcius next week ,might have to put machine away for a few days.what a difference in temps around the world
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Yeah that's for sure TC, western Sydney had 49C and it's -30C where you are!



2,136 homes destroyed now.


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hats off to the firefighters. I can't imagine fighting those fires in those temperatures.i see the animal loss is also extensive.
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