That's exhaustion! It looks like they need help. Maybe it would be too dangerous for volunteers or maybe some of these people are volunteers? This one in the fore ground looks like his or her feet are nearly in the fire. I'm guessing the fires are jumping highways?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-19/firefighters-try-to-gain-upper-hand-on-nsw-bushfires/5033072has lots of information about the bushfires David. The fires have burnt out 30 000 hectares so far which is a lot of bushland
Thanks for the link. I'm reading about it now. It is an amazing job the firefighters are doing. They're fighting a monster.
Doesn't bear thinking about - unimaginable to us here in the damp UK! Hoe their efforts soon stop the fires.
Watched BBC Breakfast this morning, it looks horrendous. They interviewed a lady who drove up to rescue her mother. Her mother is rescued, but the lady's brother decided to stay on. Are you safe?Julie xxxxxxxxx
Yes thanks Julie. The fires are a long way from here.
We have seen plenty of footage of the bush fires on British television. Dreadful. So many memories and so many hopes and dreams have gone up in smoke. Who would be a firefighter? Such a challenge. Such a hard war to fight.
Exactly my sentiment YP. Thankfully the news is better today.
Been watching it over here too of course. Stories of Australian bush fires are part of my earliest memories. I still remember the horror and being moved to tears by a radio broadcast of 'Death of a Wombat' by Ivan Smith. And of course red smokey sunsets and once, even the smell of smoke hung over the whole of New Zealand... Hope they are relatively 'under control' soon.
Thankfully they aren't a feature of Queensland. Fire is very frightening .