The 12 fires burning in the State of Victoria, Australia – 26 blazes in total – are the biggest in recorded European history. More than 700 homes have been lost and more than 84 people have died with hundreds injured.
There is a google map showing the extent of the disaster
The news scenes bring back difficult memories of the Canberra bushfires in 2003. ABC news has provided a good overview of the extent of the fires.
My thoughts go with those affected by the fires.