This is a photo taken from one of the many fires burning in Tasmania,
You can tell by this smoke cloud just how massive this is and I'm sure, if you're like me,
you can begin to imagine the devastation that it is causing.
The homes and businesses lost, the possible loss of life,
(Only one unconfirmed report of a loss of life)
a whole town nearly wiped out and potential for more losses.
Photo source ABC - taken from Fawcett Towers outside Hobart
Having grown up living in National Parks, always surrounded by scrub,
the danger of fire and the devastation they can cause is something I have always been aware of.
They are to be respected and to never be treated lightly
and anyone who thinks otherwise is not being sensible.
All I can do from here is hope and pray that everyone is okay,
that all firefighters return safely and that people and towns can rebuild.
Photo credit and copyright Timmy Watters - taken from Mt Nelson