As we came home from church Sunday we could see smoke from fires across the lake, but no one lives over there so I suppose it will be allowed to burn out. There are a few small fires around us but so far nothing for us to worry about. It is a bit hazy and you can smell smoke. There are planes going over every hour or so I assume to check for fires. We don't usually have planes overhead so that is why I think they must be to do with the fires. We are in a the very high danger zone not in the extreme. Over 6000 people have had to evacuate their homes some having to be airlifted out by helicopter. Yesterday we had a huge storm here which poured rain for at least half an hour so that was a real blessing and will have helped somewhat but everything is so dry and the undergrowth is crunchy to walk on.