Word from the West. Relief.

A game of cricket breaks out after the fire threat eased in Springwood. (http://www.abc.net.au) photo by John Donegan

Volunteer fire fighters in the Blue Mountains relax at last after a week of devastating bushfires around Springwood and Winmalee. 200 houses in my home town of Winmalee were destroyed and another 100 damaged but it could have been so many more without these fantastic people.

Here are a few photos from the back of my family home as the blaze approached. Luckily for us the winds were kind and the fire stayed clear.



Bushfire in Winmalee 2013


Water bomber flies over the fire at Winmalee


Fire at Winmalee 2013