Monday, February 9, 2009

Victorian fires

For those that know, yes my parents do live in Churchill, and yes they are safe.

They are fortunate to be on the other side of the hill from where the fire started. The fire headed away from them, but threatened at least one friends house. Dad helped them prepare their house, which thankfully was not in the fire's direct path.

Feeling pretty sad though as others we know through kinder/school may have lost a sister and her kids out at Kinglake, they are still waiting to hear whether they have been found or not, it may take some time for news to get through.

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ETA Our friend from school has learnt that her sister, sister's husband and two kids did not survive the fires on Saturday. They are getting a lot of support in this difficult time.

3 comments:

Lynne said...

It is a devastating thing to read/hear about - all the more so to actually know someone involved!

Bells said...

I'm glad your parents are safe. So very scary. So much loss.

The Toy Society said...

So sorry to hear about your friends family. So tragic. xxx