Omeo Warnings and Dangers

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    Black Friday Fires

    by rozehill Updated Feb 11, 2004

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    By Black Friday, a number of fires had already joined up and were directly threatening the town. As the sky grew ever darker, a sheet of flame ripped through Omeo, destroying the Golden Age Hotel, the hospital, twenty houses and eleven shops as it went, before continuing its rampage towards Gippsland. At Swifts Creek, the local fire brigade spent twenty-eight days on end fighting fires.
    By a miracle only one person died - station hand Ernest Richards was overtaken by the flames north of Bairnsdale and died trying to reach his wife and new-born child who remained safe in Omeo.
    My father in law was fighting in these fires in Omeo

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    Black Friday Fires

    by rozehill Written Feb 11, 2004

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    By Black Friday, a number of fires had already joined up and were directly threatening the town. As the sky grew ever darker, a sheet of flame ripped through Omeo, destroying the Golden Age Hotel, the hospital, twenty houses and eleven shops as it went, before continuing its rampage towards Gippsland. At Swifts Creek, the local fire brigade spent twenty-eight days on end fighting fires.
    By a miracle only one person died - station hand Ernest Richards was overtaken by the flames north of Bairnsdale and died trying to reach his wife and new-born child who remained safe in Omeo.

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    Omeo fires of 2003

    by rozehill Updated Feb 11, 2004

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    4 houses were lost in the Omeo area. The Police Station was even on fire.
    2,800 sheep and 850 cattle died lost and many hectares were blackened by these raging fires in the bush

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    HIgh fire risk in this region

    by rozehill Written Feb 11, 2004

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    Here is some new growth after the raging fires of a few years ago. Bush fires are very dangerous and kills lots of growth over many kms

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