Friday, February 17, 2017

The fires are still burning.

February 17, 2017
Frustrated homeowners (click here) still don't know whether their Port Hills homes are standing or have been ravaged by fire.
Cordons blocking residents from going back to the worst-hit areas are likely to remain in place all day as fire crews and helicopters continue to dampen down hot spots.
About 1000 residents have been evacuated and 11 homes have been confirmed lost in the fires, which have been burning since Monday night.
Jack and Ilona Pawlowski were stopped at a cordon at the base of Worsleys Spur today within a few hundred metres of their home they call "paradise".
The Pawlowskis showed a photo of their property to a police officer at the scene and pleaded for them to check with officers up the hill to check on their home....