Fortunately the family were able to get out safely and our thoughts go out to them. Apparently it was caused by a electrical fault, so let that serve as a warning to all of us.
The fire brigade and police did a great job and were really quick to respond which probably spared other houses from catching alight.
Thanks to our neighbours (and everyone) who all helped spraying our roof, to prevent it from catching alight.
|Photo taken by friends down the road, from their driveway|
|The police and Fire Brigade were really quick to respond, kudos to them.|
|Taking a well deserved breather.|
|Job done for now, after over two hours the fire was still flaring up.|
|Fortunately not as dramatic as it looks, just a slow shutter speed|
|One way to get off the roof|
|Attending to another fire which started from the burning embers|