It is several years since we have had a major bushfire and those years have been very dry ones, so the scrub is tinder dry. So far only one house and several sheds have been destroyed, but a number of houses are being threatened and a little town called Cherryville is about 300 metres from the front.
The latest news says that the wind is currently in the firefighters favour, but they are expecting wind changes about midday. Tonight the forecast is for a cold front and rain, so we are all hoping that the situation holds off until then.
|From the top of the ridge|
|From our driveway|
|later in the evening|
|A wide front now.|