Sunday, February 8, 2009

bushfire stories

Donations to help people can be made at the Australian Red Cross (see yesterday's post). Donations for horses, or offers of feed or agistment etc in Victoria can be made to:
Donations to help a range of pets and livestock can be made at:

Story from The Age
After sending his brother to find safety on his prize 1993 Heritage Soft Tail Classic Harley-Davidson, Mr Sexton grabbed his horse, Jeune Mark, the offspring of 1995 Melbourne Cup winner Jeune, a cold beer from the fridge and walked out the gate. They started trotting, but just a few hundred metres from home they were confronted by flames.

"As we got up around the corner the flames just went absolutely sick, so I thought we'd turn around and try and race back. But the fire came up behind us, it came down from the hill, and we were just bloody engulfed, and I just thought to myself, 'That's it. This is where I'm going to die,'" he said.

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