Better Homes & Gardens host Johanna Griggs has shared a terrifying video of bushfires raging just beside her home.
The 46-year-old, who shocked fans earlier this year by announcing she was resigning from reality show House Rules after seven years, uploaded footage of a thick smoke haze and towering flames in Wollombi, which seemed to be heading straight for her property.
According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, there are currently 110 fires burning across the state, 59 are which are not contained. 2,200 personnel are in the field battling the blazes.
The video comes after Joh shared a frightening image on Friday, December 6th, showing her view of a bushfire near her house, saying her and family were “watching, waiting, totally prepped and calm.”
Yesterday, Joh posted an updated video from her home, alongside a caption explaining how it has been a “wild few weeks” for her family.
“With fire fronts in 3 directions we prepped for the worst, but thankfully are the lucky ones this time around,” she told her 76,000 followers.
“The first video was from last Tuesday which was definitely the worst day up here for us. The rest of the time it’s been stinking hot and smoky as.”
Despite sweltering temperatures forecasted for later this week, Johanna is confident they’ll be ok.
“Thanks to everyone who understood why we cancelled all our catch ups and stayed put ‘Just In Case’,” she said.
Joh continued saying that the family used their time at home well, installing new firebreaks the whole way around the house paddock, making sure two fire trailers were at the ready along with six watering stations.
She said her “obsessive compulsive tendencies had a ball” as she worked her way down her cleaning list.
“The veggie garden has produced and provided non stop,” she wrote, alongside images which didn’t show the cabbages, carrots, broad beans, herbs and spinach.
“Also growing really well are eggplants, capsicum, chillis, bok choy, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Our bees haven’t fled the smoke, and have produced in abundance.”
“We are so grateful to the @nswrfs and other emergency services for everything they have done, and continue to do. And we’re so sorry for everyone who has had a horrible time during this period. Our hearts break for you and for all the wildlife lost in these horrible fires. It’ll be a long hot summer for sure for all. We hope everyone stays safe.”
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