Headed off to get tyres fitted on my car yesterday, on the way spotted a small fire that was burning just behind the school where both my sons attend and my wife works, it looked like it only just started.
Called my wife to let her know or ask if she already knew about it, she didn’t.
On the way back home had to drive back through there and by this time the fire had increased in size (wind was ridiculous) and was heading towards the road I was on (luckily away from the school) had to drive through some thick smoke but it was only about 50m and I was out of it.
Firies were everywhere, traffic management on standby and local news etc.
I got home and called my wife again, she said they’d sent msgs out for parents to collect their children, they’d also closed the road off (must have closed it just after I went through) causing traffic chaos around the school because of only one way in and out.
My wife was taking phone calls from parents non stop while dealing with 45 children (that’s not a class size, she’s the coordinator of afterschool care) and also a staff member who was having an asthma attack, so she had a pretty hectic afternoon.
Luckily the wind direction pushed the fire into an open grassed area and they could contain it.
This was just one of many spot fires that sprung up yesterday on the Sunshine Coast.
Just thought I’d share my little adventure, mine wasn’t even a close call compared to others out there, stay safe.
Thats an incredible story mate (not in a good way), thanks for sharing. Hope you & your loved ones stay safe!