Bushfire Toodyay

Discussion in 'Open Discussions' started by oldtenth, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Mini Equine

    Mini Equine New Member

    Only residents, but a few news crew had snuck in, it would be best to wait a while to look
  2. Lauren

    Lauren Gold Member

    Going up on the weekend with Shiralee to deliver stuff :)

    Brother wants me to ask who was alerted by the state alert system.. and did it work..
  3. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member

    Residents were allowed in at 11am and the media was escorted in at midday. Road blocks will possibly be removed late tonight or tomorrow morning.

    The state alert system was never going to be infallible. A complication arose in this instance where the telstra tower was a victim of the fire, and they did pretty good to get mobile services up again in a relatively short period of time. The other complication in this instance was that this fire moved so fast that it was in the subdivisions within half an hour of starting. It takes time to implement these warning systems.

    People need to realise that if you want the state alert system to work on your mobile - you need to register: https://statealert.wa.gov.au/Vox/publicuser/
  4. ashes88

    ashes88 Well-known Member

    Lauren where is shiralee's drop off point??? i have some clothes 4 her to take up
  5. Shiralee

    Shiralee Well-known Member

    Drop off point for peel residents


    112 Red Road
  6. ashes88

    ashes88 Well-known Member

    thanks shiralee!!!!
  7. chick_with_a_chainsaw

    chick_with_a_chainsaw Gold Member

    well we have a property on the other side of toodyay and our neighbour was on the news last night as she had heard about the fires and raced to her parents house to make sure her dad who has something worse than chronic fatigue (no idea what its called) and was actually asleep in the house with embers flying.

    they went back today and the house is still there (parents house)
  8. ashes88

    ashes88 Well-known Member

    i just saw it on the news so sad,i actually was crying
  9. oldtenth

    oldtenth Well-known Member

    For those that need a Phone Relief Package can contact Telstra because we do provide Relief packages

    From our website About Telstra - Home Page

    Telstra’s relief packages are determined by the nature and scale of the specific event and can include:

    free call diversion from an affected home phone service to a fixed or mobile service of the customer’s choice, regardless of the carrier;
    translation of call costs from mobile phone rates to fixed phone rates for customers whose fixed home phones are affected;
    a dedicated emergency assistance hotline to assist customers affected by the disaster with their telecommunications service needs;
    cancellation of a fixed phone and/or BigPond internet service with a free reconnection within 12 months for customers whose homes have been affected by the disaster; and
    a one-off $50 credit to eligible Telstra mobile services customers whose homes were affected by the disaster and who did not have a fixed phone.
    Our assistance continues for up to 12 months for those who lose their homes to these disasters.

    So for those affected that can contact Telstra
    General Inquiries
    Need to contact us about?

    Fixed phone products, billing, faults, sales, service, complaints, compliments
    Residential: phone 13 2200, visit the site or email us
    Business: phone 13 2000, visit the site or email us
    Enterprise & Government: phone 13 2253 or visit the site
    Mobile products, sales, faults, complaints: phone 125 111, visit the site or email us
    BigPond products, sales, faults, complaints: phone 13 7663, visit the site or email us
    Online Billing, WebMail/MyInbox or Shop Online issues: phone 1800 266 000* or email us
    * A free call from most fixed phones
  10. PetaBizz

    PetaBizz Well-known Member

    Can I just say how wonderful it is to see our Horse Community banding together to help, it has restored my faith!!

    Happy to help with anything and am able to care for animals if need be..

    My thoughts are with the survivors of this dreadful fire #(
  11. Kiah

    Kiah New Member

    Howdy horsey people.

    Just so you know, we just drove through the races area, didn't get stopped by anyone so assuming it's good to go.

    Some of the smaller structures got burnt. The grandstand seems untouched. Fences suffered quite a bit.

    I did take some photos (As well as some photos of burnt houses, and the scorched country side), but not many, which I'll be putting up tonight on our facebook page (Someone linked it in the last page (TOODYAY DECEMBER BUSHFIRES)

    Back to googling our facebook group to find out who needs more information!

  12. Angimac

    Angimac Well-known Member

    Saw the footage on the TV tonight, it was so sad, just blackened earth everywhere. Some families still have their home while the neighbour has lost everything.
    The firies, volies and stockies helping out you are legends.
  13. Lauren

    Lauren Gold Member

    Yep i also said to him that hardly any people know about it.. only reason he does is because hes a vollie firefighter
  14. Kiah

    Kiah New Member

    Here's a picture of what's probably the most damage done to the races area.

    Photos from TOODYAY DECEMBER BUSHFIRE | Facebook

    I believe that's the stalls area, but I could be wrong. Apart from damages done to fences and at least one shed, everything is intact.

    If you're a victim, please don't hesitate to ask for help on TOODYAY DECEMBER BUSHFIRE | Facebook
    And even not, just showing your support helps.

    There's also information about agistment for horses and such, if needed.
  15. minimo

    minimo Active Member

    Finally home from Toodyay fires!!!!!
    Have a joey with a badly burnt leg (you can see the bone) on fluids drip, pain relief and antibiotics ATM and goin in for surgery in the morning..
    Would like to say a special thankyou to Kenwick Vet Clinic for donating fluids, drip lines, bandages etc and for doin the surgery on little 'Ash' in the morning...
    Saw ALOT of devastation today as we went from property to property searching for pets and wildlife. Unfortunately came across some sheep that needed to be PTS, burnt sheep and lambs, dead dogs, birds, chooks and reptiles but were also able to help some tame roos and pets that made it through safely and just needed to see a friendly face and get some food and water.
    The above mentioned joey gave my o/h and i a good run for our money, he was spotted near a dam next to his mum who was laying down. We went straight out as soon as we got the call. Mum was fine and standing up and 'Ash' as he has been named, was having a drink from mum. when they saw me coming mum immediately jumped over a fence and she was moving well, no signs of any injuries, but unfortunately as Ash tried to follow i could see that his leg was badly injured. he managed to get through the fence and took off with mum in what can only be described as a very awkward and painful jumping style although he still managed a decent speed.
    we took off in hot pursuit and after a dash of over 5 smouldering acres Ash stumbled and fell, luckily i was close enough to take what can only be described as a death defying leap and grab him by the tail. As soon as i scooped him up mum came leaping back to his defence but stopped just metres away.
    Ash calmed down pretty much as soon as i scooped him into my arms and stopped calling for her. It was heartbreaking to walk away from her with her baby #( but it had to be done...
    On the long walk back to the 4 wheel drive i realised that my feet were extremely hot.... when we finally got back to Nat's place (GPB) where a vet was waiting for us i removed my shoes and socks only to discover that my feet had been burnt right through my shoes....OOOOOUUUUUCCCCCHHHHH...*#)

    Well that was my job done for the day unfortunately as Ash needed to be treated and cared for aswell as my feet, will hopefully be heading back out on saturday.....

    Keep up the good work people and PLEASE keep all fingers crossed tomorrow for Ash to come thru his surgery...
  16. robbing'charisma

    robbing'charisma Well-known Member

    Hope Ashs' surgery goes well and he can be returned to his mother very soon. Hope your feet are ok now?
  17. megz86

    megz86 Well-known Member

    Good on ya Minimo**)

    I have enough room and enough time to take on some wildlife or livestock if need be. Obviously the ones that require drips and surgery etc need special care but if there are ones that just need a chance to heal, get back on their feet or bottle feeding- im more than happy to help. I can pick up too:)) My number is 0406 193 011.
  18. wheatbeltanimalrescue

    wheatbeltanimalrescue Well-known Member

    Got everything crossed fir little Ash Minimo **)
    Thanks you sooooooo much for being out there and all your help - just so sad that majority of the animals and wildlife in the area perished.
    Brian came home last night saying he had seen enough dead animals in one day to last forever #(
    But to you Lisa and your O/H - ou are bloody legends, you have put in soooo much effort out there, this little joey was lucky to find you **)
  19. wheatbeltanimalrescue

    wheatbeltanimalrescue Well-known Member

    Oh, forgot to say Lisa i was talking to Maike last night and she said the fire seems to have flared up again??? Did you hear anything??? Think she saw it on a Fesa alert but not tooo sure!!!
    I am hoping and praying that it hasn't flared at all :confused:
  20. Raider

    Raider Well-known Member

    Oh I hope not, Northam town sirens came on bout 10-11pm last night and I just hoped it wasnt the toodyay fires (not that you want anything bad to happen) but especially not that, these poor people have been through enough

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