This past Sunday the 18th March, around midday our parents recieved a message from our neighbours that there was a huge fire along taraganda just outside Bega, heading to Tathra. The wind was so incredibly strong and coming straight for our home. From that moment there was a small window of time to get our brothers and sister with our 2 puppies and as much belongings as possible to escape. Our parents already lost alot in another fire a couple of years before so they promised themselves to not lose anymore. They drove back into our family home on Vimy ridge, the middle of the bush fire area and tried to save as much as they could. The fire was literally surrounding our house and it became impossible to breathe, but the driveway was then on fire. For 24 hours they battled the fire alone, both suffered smoke inhalation, burns and damage to their eyes. Somehow managed to save our home but Alot was lost, belongings, photos, clothes, tools etc. this page is set up purely to try and get a generator (lost in the fire, which our house runs off as we are off grid) and supplies . Theres no power, water or landline at the moment, we just need a little help. If you would like to, anything would be incredible.
- Nabil Mozaffaruddin
- Imogen Champagne