My Mum and Dad are okay. I'm full of despair and grief and disbelief and sadness at what has happened in other parts of the state. I'm full of relief and gratefulness that my Mum and Dad are still okay.
The fires are still burning though. They're on alert.
This is my childhood nightmare. At the age of five I was made to watch films about bushfires as an educational experience. I have had nightmares about fires ever since.
Here's a map...
I grew up in Bruarong, I still have friends there. I have friends who live in the shadow of Big Ben. That's where the fires are now.