By Sally Rawsthorne.
“Get the hell out when you can, you don’t But a handful of Batlow's 1300 or so residents decided to stay and attempt to save their properties. worsen tomorrow, and are urging others to follow suit. The NSW Fire Service said there may still be active fires and unburnt areas and … The town of Batlow, near Tumut, was almost completely deserted on Friday afternoon after the NSW Rural Fire Service earlier urged people to leave, describing the town famous for its apples as "not defendable". "It's the time you put in, the effort you put in, and then one night, gone," he said. facing could very easily turn out to be as dangerous as expected. stopped helping residents keep their properties safe. It wasn't the best house, but it was mine.". Mr Gordon-Hall said he would rebuild in Batlow, an agricultural town famous for its apples. The Rural Fire Service had advised Batlow and Wondalga residents to leave, warning: "You should not be in this area on Saturday". You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency. The fire passed through Batlow on Saturday but continues to burn out of control. You wouldn't even tell it now, wouldn't even know. The fire was later downgraded to watch and act about 8.30pm. "I want to protect where I live but it seems like our turn's coming." Before and after shots show the destruction caused by the fire at Jesse Rand's family property near Batlow. "It's the most phenomenal town you could imagine. Residents who … Here's what I've learned about children. "After what we've seen on the TV from the [South] Coast, there's a lot of heartbreak out there and a lot of people have lost their homes. "We just worked towards each other, putting out sheds and fences and trying to keep a containment line between grass fires in the backyard to their house," Mr Twemlow told 7.30. "It's a bit rough. Former Batlow resident Jay Twemlow initially came back to the town to assist his grandparents in the fires, but said he ended up helping to save a number of other homes with some of the locals.
All that work for nothing," he said. "Those numbers are pretty rubbery and that will continue to rise," he said about 3.30pm on Friday. “Everyone is doing their bit and even in Sydney, was amazed by the attitude of Batlow citizens and acknowledged how "If it gets too bad, I'll probably have to leave [the house]," Mr Salmon said. Mr Twemlow said he came across an elderly woman and her brother in their backyard who planned to take shelter in a cellar. © Provided by ABC NEWS "You'd literally be driving around 2 kilometres an hour to try to spot flames or smoke billowing up. The NSW Fire Service has advised everyone in the Batlow area to leave before the 131,000ha Dunns Road fire reaches the 1300-strong town of Batlow this afternoon. (Supplied/Jesse Rand)Grim scenes awaited the … Inspector Campbell said he had been going from one fire to the next since October, when he was at the Glen Innes fires, and the conditions forecast for the Batlow area on Saturday were up there with the worst of the season anywhere so far. Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency 2019/20. The town of Batlow, near Tumut, was almost completely deserted on Friday afternoon after the NSW Rural Fire Service earlier urged people to …
“We have cleared gutters, removed branches Six months ago, after a painstaking renovation, paramedic Max Gordon-Hall finally moved into his three-bedroom house in the NSW town of Batlow. “We came down on New Year’s and we haven’t "I want to protect where I live but it seems like our turn's coming.". He said his family had evacuated to various places including Tumut and Melbourne, but he was going to stay to save his home if he could. His reason for deciding to stay when most other residents had left was simple. But a handful of Batlow's 1300 or so residents decided to stay and attempt to save their properties.
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“These fires are not something to be taken The pair, who travelled up from Kellyville “There are people in town determined to
May 19, 2020 — 12.15pm. lightly, if the fire comes back around on us like they are expected to, this Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. The fire was later downgraded to watch and act about 8.30pm. A special NSW Police taskforce will look at whether there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths of twin girls in a house fire at Batlow in the Snowy Mountains.
That's gone. The Mouats have been in the Batlow region since the 1850s, but they’ve not faced a fire threat like that confronting the apple town of Batlow today. What do you do, save 10 houses and lose one, or save one and lose 10? "A lot of people who lost their house will rebuild.".
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