By now you’ve probably heard about the fire in the Timber Creek area.
In the past week, dozens of people have died, including two toddlers.
A new tree has also been reported burned, but there’s no immediate claim of responsibility.
Timber Creek is a popular woodworking area, with a growing community of about 40,000 people.
A few years ago, it was the site of the world’s biggest timber trade.
The community is famous for its beautiful trees, which are sold for a fraction of their value.
The area has also become a major tourist attraction.
The new tree was reported to be burnt on Sunday night, the day before a second fire.
Local news outlets said the two fires were caused by a wood-burning device.
There’s no indication that it’s connected to the fires in the area.
However, it has also attracted media attention, with people posting pictures of the burned tree and posts about it on social media.
People have been posting comments on the local ABC news channel’s Facebook page, where one person wrote: “I think the first thing you should do is go and get a haircut.
It’s the only thing that keeps you safe”.
A few hours later, another post from someone claiming to be the person who first saw the burnt tree was shared on Facebook.
It was accompanied by a photograph of the burnt wood and said: “If you can’t get a job at a logging company, you should go and pick up the tree and go pick up that timber.”
Timber City resident and timber merchant Peter MacLennan said he’d been in contact with the community and that people were still concerned about the fires.
“I’ve been out there about a week, and they’ve been talking about it and trying to calm people down,” he said.
“They’re worried about the trees, they’re worried that the fire is going to come through, and that’s what we’re trying to do here, to make sure that we keep people safe.”
There’s people that have got the tree in the backyard, and there’s other people who have got it nearby, and it’s going to be very hard to bring it down.
“The community has been preparing for the fires for the past three weeks, and a large crowd of people was expected to gather to take part in the ceremonies on Saturday night.”
The timber community here is a very resilient group, they’ve got lots of trees that they’ve put up, and I’m sure they’re going to do everything they can to make it a safe place for everyone,” Mr MacLenny said.
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