The fires smoke darkened the sky

It’s time for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Over the weekend the wind blew like the fury and of course there have been fires. Why people are lighting fires when the bush is tinder dry I don’t know. I was driving on my way home from my besties and I could see the smoke in the distance and knew there were fires near where I was heading. I caught up to the Rural Fire Service truck not far from town and followed along behind as he going the speed limit or a bit over.
The smoke ahead was quite thick and covered the horizon190810_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_smoke
Of course some dickhead decided to overtake me. The closer I got the more the smoke started to cover the landscape. The fire truck put on their flashing lights.190810_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_smoke2

The day almost became night as the sun was blotted out by the smoke from the fire
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After I was home I found out that that road had been closed due to the heavy smoke from the fire. It is most unusual for so many bushfires at this time of year.

This is the map of where the fires are. I was on the yellow road running down the picture

Screenshot_2019-08-12 Fires Near Me

22 thoughts on “The fires smoke darkened the sky

  1. Given the huge amount of bush fires your country suffers it is unbelievable that mindless people continue to light fires. The wildlife must suffer horrendously. I’m taking it for granted that there are warnings and massive publicity that these people simply choose to ignore!

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    1. Yes there are idiots out there!!! Yes we are in drought conditions. There hasn’t been much rain for 12 months and the bush is so dry it doesn’t take much for a fire to start and with strong winds….whoosh

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