I believe some people are seeing/reading news of the bushfires in our island state. Just want to let you know we're fine. Although cloaked in smoke, our suburb is on the other side of the river from the worst one. It's in an area where I spent a lot of time in the '80s, these are close-knit communities and it is so sad to see the flames & smoke over there, knowing large parts of their properties are gone.
A lot of people have been stranded because roads have been closed, some people had to go into the sea to escape the flames. It's all very sad.