We have been in the fire season since the 1st of June it ends on the 31st of October. This winter we have had no rain for about two months and it has become very dry. During the day the fires are the most dangerous as they come with a hot dry wind and move through the velt quickly and are difficult to contain.
At night although still dangerous look far more daunting with the glow in the sky. One is never sure whether they are near or far. They start with a glow. Then become brighter.
When one sees the flames you realise how close it is and hope that it doesn't come sweeping though the property.
The fire then flares up into a crescendo and moves rapidly on devouring everything in its path.
Fortunately we live in a small valley and the wind funnels up it and steers the fire away.
These pictures were taken on the ridge above our property on the next door property. It virtually burnt along our boundary. By the morning it had burnt itself out.