The lastest update is:
181 perished (50 unidentified, many of which may never be identified) 80 known to be missing
440,000 hectares burned
78 injured with 32 critical
1,033 homes have been destroyed
33 fires still burning
As of this morning (11th Feb) this is the toll......It incredibly hard to fathom the height and speed these fires have been. The pain and suffering has rang through the world. America is in talks offering 35 fire fighting chiefs, aviation managers etc, New Zealand has sent 99 men, and Singapore has offered a fleet of super Pumer helicopters.
93 of our finest Tasmanian men left yesterday - they are used to fighting fires in very mountainous areas.
I just cant show photos of the pain of people - its just tooo terrible. But I will show you these - for I think they bring some comfort -
And working well into the night....night after night. These are wild animals that have never been touched by human hands - the trust is incredible.
And this.....here's the video clip and some news on 'Sam' the Koala who was given a drink by the Fireman
Its heart warming, as the story written beside it is too.