Australia are afflicted since September exceptionally fierce fires. Several people have died and hundreds have lost their homes.
Harri Kenonen was a little child, when his family moved to Australia, exactly half a century ago, in 1969. During the Australian nature has had time to show many times their strength, but this autumn has been the worst of all.Harri Kenonen his house on the terrace Armidale city.Harri Kenonen
I Saw the fierce fires I've never seen before.
Kenonen lives on the east coast of Australia a little of the Armidale city near the middle of the forest with his wife and 12-year-old son with. Army spokesperson their careers made a man has tried to prepare for the all-threatening piece of the front.
– If the wind is blowing favorably, a small spark is enough to ignite a big fire, Kenonen said.
Kenonen's already told me that they have exported all your important personal papers and photos safe wife work in the city. With a neighbor has built a common escape route the plot to the other, if the flames caught us by surprise.Ilkka Kemppinen / Yle
in addition to The Keno home of the to find a new watering system, which might prevent the fire from destroying the home.sydney's air hard to breathe
the Flames were close to or already also australia's largest city Sydney. University business management student February Pihkala follow the situation of their smartphone install his program.Gem Who has lived more than two years in Sydney.February Pihkala
a minute ago when I looked, so the nearest fire is 6.3 miles away.
Pihkala says that at first the fire seemed scary, but now they have learned to live.
– on the first day, when the flames were in Sydney around you and the streets so bright the hot on, then a little scared.Sari Alisalo has lived in Australia for 21 years.
Sari alisalo the is back 21 in Australia. Illuminate the working Alisalo received last week an Australian passport and is happy with their new homeland. But a visit at their summer cottage left to think about.
I woke Up at two in the morning to the smell of smoke. I know that the nearby mountains are burning and the embers are flying there. Fortunately the wind direction changed, Alisalo recalls cottage trip to.
Australian forest fires is expected to continue for at least another week.Subscribe Yle newsletters!
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