In tomorrow's News, residents tell their stories about escaping the fires that raged towards their homes on Sunday.CHLOE WARBURTON February 10, 2014 5:48pm
In tomorrow's News, readers will see the destruction from the fires that burned through our region on Sunday.
But what's more striking is the smiles on the faces of those who were lucky to escape with their lives.
"Thank god for the fire blokes," was what 76-year-old Kathleen Hall had to say - she did not have time to pack when firefighters whisked her away from her Bunbartha home on Sunday.
Nearby, brothers Robert and Phillip Powney were praising an unknown hero who helped save their hay and lucerne property.
In Drumanure, Bob and Dawn Watters were amazed their home was saved - though their precious classic cars were destroyed.
In Wunghnu, Dianne Gillespie's family fled to safety up the road and watched as the flames roared towards their home.
"At night it was all lit up, with flames as far as you could see," she said.
The News also has breathtaking aerial photos showing the damage done, as well as an update on what's expected to happen tomorrow and where affected residents can go to get assistance.
Grab a copy of tomorrow's News for all of our fire coverage.
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