Man returning from Australia wildfire evacuation expecting to find house razed finds it saved - plus a note
Added 11-12-19 09:13:02am EST - “Amid the mayhem and destruction of the wildfires razing thousands of square miles on the east coast of Australia, one set of firefighters managed to spark a bright spot of a more positive bent. A New South Wales man who had been evacuated…” - Nydailynews.com
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Amid the mayhem and destruction of the wildfires razing thousands of square miles on the east coast of Australia, one set of firefighters managed to spark a bright spot of a more positive bent.
A New South Wales man who had been evacuated from his home in Macksville, about halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, came home expecting to find nothing but rubble, reported Australia’s SBS News.
What greeted homeowner Paul Sekfy instead was “the best note on my kitchen bench since the morning after my wedding,” he quipped on his Facebook post along with a photo of the missive.
“It was a pleasure to save your house. Sorry we that we could not save your sheds,” the Urunga Rural Fire Service wrote. “P.S. - we owe you some milk.”
Sekfy got in touch with them later and learned that the four firefighters had come across his house “desperately thirsty,” the water in their firetrucks hot and undrinkable, and found a liter of milk in the fridge. Though the power was out – which means it would most likely have gone bad anyway – the milk was still cold, and they quaffed the entire container.
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