My home of over 10 years went up in smoke yesterday (I left a few years ago) http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/02/08/2485362.htm my best man at my wedding I just got a phone call from him 30mins ago and he is safe, his property is not. Lines and mobile phones are down around the area and we were concerned for him, phone calls were flying back and fourth from our families trying to keep each other updated. Many of my close dear friends in town and the other affected out lying towns of Narby and Buxton houses have been wiped out and I am still waiting for confirmation that they are OK. Many of them are in the CFA/SES as I was and I wish them well for there efforts. This is a tight knit community and I can only feel for them at the moment and my heart goes out to them all. Fires are still out of control in Murrindindi and I trust everyone is safe there.