Not the biggest, but the deadliest. So far 108 people reported dead. This figure is likely to increase because some bodies are still in burnt homes and vehicles.
750 homes destroyed. Whole communities have disappeared into ash.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the deaths as ‘mass murder.’ Many of them were deliberately started.
Thousands of people have lost everything – not just their homes and physical possessions, but loved ones, and along with them, the things that you would normally treasure after such a loss – photos and toys, for example.
Cash donations to help provide shelter and emergency care can be made through the Red Cross.