Saturday, May 11, 2013

Skywatch Friday

We've all been watching the skies pretty anxiously for the past 24 hours. A few days after the Fire Bans finished, a bushfire started in a very inaccessible part of the Adelaide Hills and has been raging out of control now for 48 hours.
It is several years since we have had a major bushfire and those years have been very dry ones, so the scrub is tinder dry. So far only one house and several sheds have been destroyed, but a number of houses are being threatened and a little town called Cherryville is about 300 metres from the front.

The latest news says that the wind is currently in the firefighters favour, but they are expecting wind changes about midday. Tonight the forecast is for a cold front and rain, so we are all hoping that the situation holds off until then.

From the top of the ridge

From our driveway

later in the evening

A wide front now.

Liz Needle


  1. oh, i am so sorry. this would be terrifying. i hope the rain comes in to help!

  2. Perhaps the rain will help. Keep safe.
    JM Illinois