Heroes and angels

MY SON and I live in Bailup at the centre of the fire which started on February 1.
We watched as the smoke became darker and thicker.

Kangaroos appeared at the top of the hills and one of the poor roos was on fire. My heart broke and for the first time in my life I wished I had a rifle.

We packed what we could into the Hyundai, which wasn’t a lot – two cats, one bird, the dog, David’s Playstation, plus a few other things.

Then we went and caught the two horses, brought them down from the top paddock and put their halters on.

I had decided to go to Mundaring, but we had only driven 100m down Toodyay Road when we were met by a wall of flames.

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Yvonne and David
Bailup