Daily details of deaths and other losses are contained in the next post below.
The Google Gadget map of Victoria (above) indicates in red fires that are still burning in southern Australia. The map uses information from the Victorian Country Fires Authority.
You will also note a link to 'How you can help' - click to go to the Australian Red Cross Society web site and make a donation to help those affected. Australians had donated $A28.2 million by 7pm Tuesday.
Boundaries of the State of Victoria are denoted by faint dotted lines, and the coastline. If you zoom out you will see the size of the state relative to the rest of Australia, and zoom even further to compare with other continents. You can also use other features to see the terrain and a hybrid view of the areas. Click on the little individual indicators to get further information about fires in local areas. Use the pointer tool to move the map itself.
LINKS TO FIRE FIGHTERS ON THE JOB - GRIPPING
The links here are two videos from Country Fire Authority of Victoria. Taken on Saturday, they feature Bunyip fire crews protecting properties in Kydd Road Labertouche. It's gripping stuff.
More updates in post below.
Donate to the Australian Red Cross Fire Appeal Here
The blue beyond
2 days ago