Fire in the mountains!

in Ecency2 months ago

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We have an orange day, as there is a big fire in the mountains that started two days ago.

So, I will show you the effect of huge trees, strong winds and fierce flames that we have on our side of the mountains.
We cannot see the fire, but it has given us orange skies.
You will see our view of the mountains and the sea in this post.
Come and look.

That's the sun up there as the fire clouds started to cover it.
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Look how quickly the clouds ran along the mountain range.
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Here you can see the front of the clouds as they fanned across the sky.
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When a tree this size explodes the wind will carry sparks of flames far around and other fires will start up.
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And now we will look at the effect of the orange sky on the sea!

Ever seen an ocean that looks like mud?
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This is the sun below one of the street lamps.
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And the orange fire clouds continued to spread towards the horizon.
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An orange funnel of cloud rising up in the sky from the fire in the mountains.
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Slowly covering the blue skies above the sea.
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This is what we are worried about, as that fire can run in the winds at speed and it can engulf the hill slopes in a flash.
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An alert was sent out to all of the homesteads in a 10 kilometer range around the fire to be prepared, as our wind directions change frequently and the fire can race off in different directions. We heard a warning on the radio that people should keep their pets inside and remove their cars under trees.
The fire teams worked through the night and through the whole of today to try and contain the spread of the fire and let's hope that the wind will give them a break.

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Note: All photos are my own and taken with a Canon Powershot SX60HS camera.

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Wow, I've never seen something similar! I hope everything will be ok soon, stay safe!

Thank you Lady Sylvia and yes the fire clouds have a white color today, which means that they have controlled the flames.
Thank you for your care.

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Very nice pictures for a sad occasion. I keep my fingers crossed that everything goes well.
Maybe it helps. 😎

Thank you my friend and I am sure that our fire fighting teams will kill the fire.
So yes, your finger crossing will help indeed.

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I have never seen such a big fire before, only small forest fires. I hope they can stop it from spreading.

Apart from the sad and dangerous side, the photos are amazing and the street lamp image is my favourite 😊


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We pray that you will never see such a fire Hannes. It is really devastating and if you Google the "Jonkershoek fire" you will see what I mean.

All kinds of new visions that we saw on what I call, the yellow day my friend.
Glad that you enjoyed the post.

Cheers and thanks!

Actually, I forgot that we have experienced such big fires a couple of years ago during a vacation in Croatia.

The fires were everywhere and they were huge. We have been quite close, so that we could even hear it burning, but we have stayed close to the beach and have never been in danger.

For us tourists it was spectacular, but not for the people there. Although they are used of having fires from time to time, it's always bad and sad.


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Oh yeah, so you know what I am talking about regarding the destruction of the fires.
Overnight the damaged lad count has almost doubled to 13,600 acres of destroyed veld.
In the one paper they show a Baboon sitting forlorn on the ashes.

Glad that you guys were safe during that fire my friend.

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Yeah, but this was the only big fire I have seen, and as said, there was no danger for us.

It's always sad that animals lose their home or life - the fire is most times faster.


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Oh yeah, fire can be really scary Hannes and when it comes close, one can only grab a few things and run. So many here have lost their entire homes, cars and everything that they have ever owned.
There was a devastating fire near Plettenberg Bay a few years (June 2017) ago and many very expensive mansions were burnt to ashes.
I posted about it at the time.

The rain thankfully restores the homes of the animals, those that do not die in the rushing flames, but sadly human life can never be restored.
I just wish that people would take more care when they build fires in nature. Especially here where the high winds can change direction in a matter of seconds.

Cheers and thanks!

As long as people don't care for nature and for others they will suffer from their own errors. Of course, there are more innocent people among the guilty ones, and most times the guilty ones are not harmed at all - that's sad and I feel sorry for that.


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The problem is that they don't know that they will suffer from their own errors Hannes.
It also happens on much bigger scales over here. Imagine that you run a sewage station that treats the sewage from a town and due to lack of maintenamce the pumps no longer work.
No problem, as you simply open the gates and run all of the raw sewage into the river.

In the process killing all life for miles downstream and spreading diseases in the animals that drink from the river. The farmers use the same poisoned water to spray and irrigate their crops.
A big evil this and I have only given you one example about a lack of care.

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