Thanks for all the messages of concern, we are so fortunate that none of our property was burnt in the Strzelecki fires, although it reached right to our northern boundary, probably stopping due to the river.
So many people are not so lucky, so please support them in anyway you can. Something like >200 killed, and 2000 homes destroyed to date, with several areas still burning, although mainly in the Yarra ranges.
The picture is from the 8th of Feb 2009 showing the smoke drift.
Paul is in Tasmania so pictures of the surrounding areas wont be up for a couple of weeks, but it wont be pretty.