She could see the helicopter water-bombing nearby and knew the fire service would fight to keep them safe.
This is the second year they have been in this position. Moving is not an option at this stage.
Whenever there is a bushfire in the Hunter there is always someone we know nearby. It is just something we live with.
That, and snakes (though in 34 years I have only seen one, and that was heading in the opposite direction thank goodness).
But dont get me started on spiders!
I live with very nice bushland on one side and a petrol station 200metres away but the fire station is nearby.
It is important to keep grass mowed and dry leaf litter to the absolute minimum. It is all just a way of life we get used to in teturn for beautiful beaches and amazing scenery.
I am more at risk from sunburn at the bus stop!