I just got an email this morning from the dad of one of our Australian exchange students. He sent me a link with information regarding the bush fires that are happening right now in Melbourne. I am glad to hear that his family is well away from the fires, and today, I'll check that our other exchange student's family is ok. Both families live in Melbourne.
I feel bad that I haven't heard about the fires before today. I rarely watch the news anymore. I need to stay more up to date with what's going on!
Nearly 200 people and countless wildlife have lost their lives in this inferno. Those who have been able to escape are left with just the clothes on their backs. Please say a prayer for all those in harms way and for those battling this terrible fire. I hope they can get things under control soon!