We've had some devastating fires in my community just recently.
We were very fortunate in that the fire did not spread close to us, but others fared badly.
Numerous homes and outbuildings were lost, fencing destroyed and feed in paddocks that was already scarce due to the drought was burnt to dust.
No people lost their lives, although no doubt some cattle and native wildlife wouldn't have been so lucky.
The efforts of our local and not so local rural fire fighters who assisted in battling this blaze, along with the water bombing planes and helicopters and the masses of volunteers who helped in many ways are truly heroic.
Thankyou to all of you.