But though they worked like Trojans all,
The fire still went ahead
So far as you could see around,
The very skies were red,
Sometimes the flames would start afresh,
Just where they thought it dead.
An excerpt from The Bushfire - An Allegory by A. B. Paterson
It's been a bad day. I can only hope that things get better for eveyone who has been affected by these dreadful occurences.