Well, What can I say? I've just come back from over the ditch and I've slept for 22 hours straight. You will never see devastation like this and on a scale like this, like I have recently seen,first hand. 200 people dead, quite a few more un-accounted for and at least 10,000 homeless. These fires are still burning and they will continue to burn. Bush-fires in Aussie are a naturally occurring thing, lightning often starts them, the nuisance factor started when people built houses amongst bush areas.
I went over there as a Fire-fighting Chopper pilot and to be honest, I won't be flying a chopper again anytime soon, it was just too hard on the grey matter, flying by instruments and radio messages through smoke most of the time.