Friday, September 16, 2011

Smoke gets in your eyes

The smoke plume from a friend's house in Palmerston. Photo: Apprentice Domestic Goddess

The big news in Canberra today was a huge chemical fire in the suburb of Mitchell. Many northside people were woken in the early hours of the morning by loud explosions, and the morning news reports were full of the story. All northside school were closed for the day, roads were blocked, and smoke filled the air.

Another view of the smoke from the Mitchell fire. Photo: Apprentice Domestic Goddess
The fire burned all day, with fire services working on containing it by covering it with foam. The following video gives an idea of how intensely the fire burned:

3 comments:

Jimmy said...

Hope everything turns out better than expected..

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Julie said...

Yes, I was astounded by the ferocity of the plumes of smoke and flame. Very powerful.

My nephew lives in Scullin.

Steffe said...

That looks scary.