Story behind the photograph
The photo you see here was taken in 2006. It is still vivid in my memory as 12 story high flames appeared on the horizon in front of us.
I did not photograph the current fire in Peats Ridge as it is a no go zone. I advise everyone else to do likewise and let the fire fighters do their job by staying away.
With loss of life in Victoria now reported at 138, and with many people surviving only with a shirt on their back the Australian Red Cross is running a “Victorian bushfire appeal 2009”. Go to their website and donate generously to help the victims of this horrendous fire.