I was safely away from the fires
Luckily, I live in the city, a safe 7.8km from the nearest house
that was burnt down. All that happened to me was the lights and
some other electrical equipment in my flat flickered, and the power
dipping caused my airconditioner to temporarily malfunction.
stuck in the heat fearing permanent damage to my airconditioner
was nothing compared to the horror of losing irreplaceable items
that the poor people in Canberra's south suffered in that dreadful
What I saw from where I live was a huge black, later deep
orange, cloud of smoke to the southwest, filling the sky. The colour
of the outside lighting was really wierd. To the north was normal
daylight but the south was a really rich orange colour. I still
can't believe it was PITCH DARK in Kambah at 4.30pm in the afternoon!!