Yesterday Thursday the 17th of Oct was a very scary day up here in the mountains. The temp was around 26c the wind gusting at 90k per hour then the fires started.
It would appear that around 100 or more homes have been burnt down and many more damaged. Thankfully so far no loss of life has been reported. There are still fires burning but today is much calmer with temps this morning around 3c and no wind.
Where I am the fires only came within about 4k so we were in no real immediate danger.