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Chris & Mirren Allenson

Chris & Mirren Allenson
Interviewed on:
14 March 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins

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  • It was really the urgency in their voice that made us spring into action - Chris & Mirren Allenson
  • All of a sudden it was dark, there was a glow in the sky - Chris & Mirren Allenson
  • Cats and dogs, horses, everything, everybody, on the beach - Chris & Mirren Allenson
  • The devastation was just unbelievable - Chris & Mirren Allenson
  • It is just changed the whole character of the area - Chris & Mirren Allenson
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Chris and Mirren and their 18 month old had just arrived to stay at the house of extended family in Fairhaven when Chris noticed smoke on the horizon behing Lorne. They heeded calls from a passing vehicle to get out, and were directed to the evacuation point on the spit in the Anglesea river.

They waited all night with a menagerie of local dogs, cats, horses and people for company as an explosive show of colour and light came from the direction of Aireys Inlet. At sunrise they returned to see the damage for themselves.

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