We live in Canberra, on the north side of the city. We live very close to Mitchell. We did not hear the explosion which is really surprising. We heard nothing, no sirens… absolutely nothing.
We woke this morning to hear a strange voice talking on the radio, but he has been absolutely superb with his commentary. Mark Parton has been very professional.
Since we live in an elevated position we have a very good view of the fire and smoke billowing from our place.
I took some photos, but not at the time where I saw the flames leaping, which was before 7.00 this morning.