Fire has been burning since this morning - has traveled so far that suburbs 2mins up the road from my house are being evacuated, including my cousin and grandpa. Smoke is getting thicker and the hills are literally glowing. Perhaps the scariest shit of my life! Anyone else ever been near a fire like this before? Any recommendations on what to pack besides birth certificates, passports, sentimental goods etc. I can understand the irony of me posting this with a large scale natural disaster going on but I'm listening to the radio and checking the social media posts with regards to an evacuation. I honestly think that we'll be told to leave within the hour!