On Friday, I took this photo over my back fence, looking south-east…ish. About 2.00pm, a fire started about 8 km away as the crow flies. About 37 fire units attended – that’s firetrucks and Country Fire Authority management vehicles. I looked at the trees, stuck my finger in my mouth and held it up to the wind and determined the wind was blowing it away from us. The fire area looked to be in an open grassland, according to the google map, and it wasn’t long until it was under control and the smoke vanished. Friday wasn’t a very hot day. On a scorcher, with a hot north wind, and the fire only 8 km in the opposite direction, I would’ve been packing – literally.