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    I hope no one is near any of the many wildfires. Sounds terrible and scary.

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    I want too know where my mate Vinnie is, as any one heard from him..
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    More wild fires do sound dreadful.
    Perhaps Vinnie is out in the bush with a herd of roos stamping out the wildfires, Geoff. He is not online on Astronomy Forum at the present time.

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    Vinnie lives further North and East. The fires are in the Central South. Vinnie has been traveling and the Big Dipper is not the only one that was worried about his relative absence, but unless he traveled a long way he is not close to the fires. I think Charles may be close to them.

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    Hi Guys.

    Actually I am fine. I'm in Hervey Bay just now. Nowhere near the fires and further south than the huge floods in NQ which incidentally claimed 3 lives yesterday.

    Looks like 85 confirmed dead in the fires so far. Australias worst natural disaster quite likely.

    I find it difficult to put words to how we all feel. The country is in serious shock

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    Hi vinnie , glad to hear you are all right .
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    Tragic update

    Radio news just now has announced 108 lives lost and still many people unaccounted for, and the fires are still raging

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    Man vinnie . thats brutal , we feel for you . I wish there was something we could do from here .
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    Horrible news Vin...thoughts and prayers go out to all those good people, and their families.

    Floods and fires we get here, but nothing like the scale you folks are facing ...

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    Glad you are back on line mate... Thoughts and prayers from me too..
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