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Christchurch Hills, NZ on fire and is out of control
02-15-2017, 05:42 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I hope Ocker is okay. It is tragic that this area is ravaged by so many disasters. Stay safe Ocker and everyone else there. doom.jpg

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89455976...of-control
02-15-2017, 05:51 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh wow

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02-15-2017, 05:53 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hi Octo. Yeah, it is really bad. They are now relying on the Army.

Updated news:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89...re-spreads
02-15-2017, 09:38 PM #4
Adde Member
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Oh no, I hope Ocker checks in soon. uhoh.gif
02-15-2017, 10:20 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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It's morning there now, I'm sure he'll be checking in
02-16-2017, 02:51 AM #6
ocker1 Member
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Im OK thanks , Im in the city, the fires are in the hill suburbs , ther was Two fires , thet have now merged and its now out of control , a helicopter crashed killing the pilot , 4-5 homes gone , and now a large evacuation , of a few suburbs

the latest ---- http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/8942565...port-hills
02-16-2017, 03:04 AM #7
White Ribbon call me
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Glad you are ok digger.. I can just smell that smoke smell right now. Haven't had it in Syd once this summer..

I thought you lived in the mountains?..

Went past a shop on glebe point road earlier, called ockers.

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Its a hamburger joint.

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02-16-2017, 03:08 AM #8
White Ribbon call me
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02-16-2017, 04:06 AM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-16-2017, 02:51 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  Im OK thanks , Im in the city, the fires are in the hill suburbs , ther was Two fires , thet have now merged and its now out of control , a helicopter crashed killing the pilot , 4-5 homes gone , and now a large evacuation , of a few suburbs

the latest ---- http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/8942565...port-hills

That's terrible that a pilot was killed and some people there are asking more pilots to take flight and fight the fires at night, in the dark, flying in the smoke which will certainly be extremely dangerous for them, if not fatal.
02-16-2017, 05:16 AM #10
ocker1 Member
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yeah he was a returned soldier , fought in Afghanistan , had his ear shot off while rescuing civilians from Taleban, got bravery medals , then back here volunteers with his helicopter to fight these fires , and loses his life , cos some bastard deliberately lit them
02-16-2017, 07:25 AM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Those are some pretty dramatic photos. I hope you'll get some rain soon.
02-16-2017, 08:49 AM #12
ocker1 Member
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no rain forecast till SAT -- the fires are still raging , they are evacuating entire suburbs
02-16-2017, 09:25 AM #13
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Good to see you Ocker! Stay safe hi5.gif

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02-16-2017, 01:43 PM #14
Strigoi Member
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Good of you to check in Ocker, is very bad from what I've read.

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02-16-2017, 04:33 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-16-2017, 05:16 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  yeah he was a returned soldier , fought in Afghanistan , had his ear shot off while rescuing civilians from Taleban, got bravery medals , then back here volunteers with his helicopter to fight these fires , and loses his life , cos some bastard deliberately lit them

That is a sad situation - he was a hero in every sense of the word. Protect yourself by staying indoors and closing all doors and windows because of the smoke. I also read the fire is moving towards the City - is that true?
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HEALTH WARNING

The Canterbury District Health Board has reissued its advice for those concerned about the thick smoke billowing over parts of Christchurch.

Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey said the smoke would be unpleasant for most people, but carried no risk to their health.

Smoke may irritate the eyes, nose, throat and airways, and more serious symptoms could include a runny or sore nose, dry or sore throat, sore nose, cough, tightness of the chest, or difficulty breathing.

"Avoid exposure where possible by staying indoors and closing windows and doors," Humphrey said.

Most symptoms would disappear soon after the exposure to smoke ended, but medical treatment should be sought if symptoms worsened, especially for those with asthma, or lung or heart disease.

Call 111 in an emergency, but call your usual general practice team for all other health care needs.
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89462014...ed-to-know



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