Just before I started typing this I saw flashing lights through the venetian blinds so I went out onto the balcony to find 3 firemen pouring water on the mulch of a fig tree on the nature strip. One of them approached me and thanked me for calling them (I didn't, though) and explained that somebody had flicked a cigarette which had landed on the mulch and caused it to smoulder and eventually set alight. There was a police car too which left soon after. It was very weird and I am pretty sure the guy next door is at fault, because there's a 5m radius of discarded and stubbed-out cigarettes around his balcony. Not that I'm accusing him, of course. I just feel bad for the poor tree and surrounding grass. And I guess I'm also surprised something could catch alight in the middle of winter.
|Old flour mill in Albion|
|Frozen cake at Sunshine Woolworths. Someone also left some cream in the freezer and it became a solid block|