Around lunchtime yesterday - just before the burnt leaves started dropping.... It was incredible, got so dark, because of the smoke, and there was thunder - caused by the fire!
Yikes, yesterday was one interesting day! Fires basically raged over half the state, and were very close to our place. Our neighbours evacuated their place (a little extreme), but apparently a house in our town burnt down due to ember attack. There certainly were embers in the air, and they did put out an urgent threat warning for us, but thankfully the wind died down over night and it was very still.
I am wondering how people I know fared, some living right where the fires have burnt. My old workplace is likely trashed (I didn't enjoy working there, but still you don't really wish for this...). And its worse in other parts of Victoria. I've read that entire towns have been burnt out... Scary.
On the up side, our farm so far has been safe (fingers crossed), although I have been watching the CFA as there has been a grass fire up there.... Off today to check.
A friend of ours is off today to fight the fire that is burning very close to us. Good luck! Hoping for rain (still).