looks like the fire sesson in on us once again *sigh* I do hope we all take care.
THREE homes have been destroyed at Thirlmere, near Picton south-west of Sydney, as winds of up to 100 kph fanned a bushfire which marked an early start to the bushfire season.
Several fires burned in New South Wales throughout the day as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. The outbreaks followed the driest August since records began in 1900, sparking an early start to the bushfire season.
A spokesman for the Rural Fire Service said that three homes had been razed in Thirlmere.
"We do have a fire that's moving very fast through that area being fanned by these winds, in some cases up to 90, 100 kph," spokesman Cameron Wade told Sky TV.