131 confirmed dead – expecting a confirmed total of upwards of 200
750 homes destroyed
31 fires still not under control
Several fires confirmed as deliberately set.
thousands of hectares of bushland decimated.
On the stock exchange, insurance companies took a dive ( expecting fire payouts). (fancy that!!)
I cannot understand what motivaters anyone to set a fire in this country. Tony wants to bulldoze their houses and burn their cars and all they possess.
The cold front has rocketted through and the temperatures are donw on what they have been but the wind is still up. The fires were made worse by the gale force winds. And the heat and the tinder dryness.