“Wednesday morning, they forecast a fire storm, and a westerly wind change which would have brought the fire directly to my house. I wasn’t prepared to risk the life of my 22-year-old son, so we decided to leave,” Terry says.
Terry and his son had been preparing for the fires, slashing, cutting grass, pumps ready, gutters filled with water. As the fire came closer to their property, their concern was for the animals.
“I wasn’t prepared to leave because I have a lot of animals there, four horses, 10 goats, two alpacas and a lot of chickens, as well as a couple of grey kangaroo and baby here.”
When conditions worsened, and predictions of a ‘catastrophic’ fire warning level, Terry and his son had no choice but to flee.