Actually dude, he was on air up until last year.I honestly could not believe my eyes and ears as I watched the Channel 9 news last night. My heart goes out to those who have lost homes and family and friends. I was mostly gob smacked at the fact that they fucken blabbed on for 10 whole minutes telling viewers about the death of that Channel 9 news reporter from 20 years ago. How bloody disrespectful can you get! They went on telling about his life, his family, how he had just recovered from a sons death... far out! Every person's loss is equal, and in no way did they need to go on for so long about that 80's reporter. I believe he was 80 when he died, at least he had lived a good live. What they shouldn't be doing is making that more important than the loss of an entire family, kids, parents and all.
I'm very sorry if anyone is related to that reporter, but I really didn't think they had to go on for so long about him. I am so sorry once again to those who have lost friends and family, and I am so grateful to all of the firefighters and volunteers. Tasmania has barely any firefighters left - they have all gone up to fight. Good on you, I hope you all make it home in one peace.
Could be, but arson causes such blanket, indiscriminate danger that it seems unlikely. I'd be inclined to think that it was more just setting fires for whatever reason, that then got way way way out of hand due to extreme weather conditions and big piles of fuel.Which could be the case, we probably will never know... Bastards...
You're absolutely right in being disgusted at it. The tabloid media crews have been completely heartless througout this fire. All I hear on the news (apart from 774's coverage which has been quite good from what I've heard so far) has been about how the "townships have been closed off and declared crime scenes because many bodies still lay in the street."Hey all,
to start the fire which started on saturday was something out of a horror movie, this fire was moving so fast with so much intense heat that it caught alot of people unprepared.
This might help people so ill post it up, from what i know the fire has come down as far as mitions bridge in st andrews and gone across the buttermans track and skyline road (connecting onto yarra glen - kangaroo ground road)
(This is just the st Andrews end of the fire)
In kinglake centeral the following are destroyed:
fish n chip shop + shop next to it
old estate agents
the Iga has been also damaged.
the front of the pub has been damaged by looting also.
Kieth street off the old glenburn road most of the houses on and around this area have been destroyed, my place being one of few left standing.
footy club has been saved along with the primary school behind it.
Most of the houses off kestral lane in kinglake west (opposite the primary school) have been saved with no deaths reported in this street.
saddly all the houses in national park road have been destroyed along with the DSE base as well.
this is most of what iv seen first hand,
Yesterday i saw something that distrubed me quite a bit, we where working up on a certain rd in st andrews (name with held) which was hit very hard with quite a number of deaths which the police have rightly made crime sence, a helicopter landed in a perticular propperty with a news crew and a local acting as there guide the propperty they landed on was a crime sence which still contained the bodies they procided to film and interview this local about the area and the deaths in the house, this propperty and family was well known with in the bridage i am a part of which makes it personaly effect alot of the crew that i was working with. What makes them as reporters have the right to disobay police tape and instructions not to intrude into crime sence this act discusted me as a fire fighter and as person i was shocked to think that this "great story" these people where filming was a result of someone's death and really felt for the faimly who would have to endure watching it.
Police where called and the film crew and guide where arrested and had all equipment conficated, i do hope the police throw the book at these people for there shear disrespect for these poor people and there family.
Sorry but this really disgusted me that someone could do that, It was a channel 9 new crew and chopper btw.
Anyone in the area who does need a hand feel free to give me a yell for anything at all i am more then willing to lend a hand