The Great Oxley Conflagration of 2013 in pictures

By 31 December, 2013 7

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In the wake of last night’s fire Swoalah has sent in these pictures:

A couple of photos of the grass fire on Oxley Hill tonight.

We heard the explosion as we were walking around the lake and the hill was already well alight by the time we saw it, so it seems likely that the fire preceded the explosion.

And after tonight’s excitement, it’s probably time for a cup of tea and a bex and a nice lie down…

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7 Responses to The Great Oxley Conflagration of 2013 in pictures
#1
MERC60010:24 am, 31 Dec 13

Thanks , great shots. I heard it on the news this morning, and they seemed to think the explosion started the thing. I wonder what the ‘cathumpah’ was.

#2
poetix12:38 pm, 31 Dec 13

MERC600 said :

….I wonder what the ‘cathumpah’ was.

Hopefully another cat.

#3
Innovation2:14 pm, 31 Dec 13

Probably quite scary stuff for those nearby. Don’t the van Buuren’s (apologies for spelling) live in Oxley? My thoughts are with them and anyone else affected by past bushfires who probably relive their experiences every time these things occur.

#4
Madam Cholet2:46 pm, 31 Dec 13

I wonder if it was caused by the same people who let off the most enormous fireworks near my house just over a week ago?

#5
Deref3:12 pm, 31 Dec 13

Innovation said :

Probably quite scary stuff for those nearby. Don’t the van Buuren’s (apologies for spelling) live in Oxley? My thoughts are with them and anyone else affected by past bushfires who probably relive their experiences every time these things occur.

Yes, they do. And hear, hear.

I hadn’t heard about this.

#6
MERC6003:17 pm, 31 Dec 13

poetix said :

MERC600 said :

….I wonder what the ‘cathumpah’ was.

Hopefully another cat.

Tnks POETIX. I see now I didn’t use the correct Simpsons comic book expression. ‘K-Boom’ would
have been better.

#7
watto239:17 am, 02 Jan 14

I remember growing up as a kid in Wanniassa. Oxley hill before houses used to go up in flames each summer. May have been back burning if they did that in the 80′s….
Used have lots of wildlife though, not just roos and snakes, but wombats and echidnas wear often sighted.

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