(ed:..this has really shocked me – i visited wilderland a number of years ago and was totally impressed by what the residents of the commune had built/the life they lead..
the bush-fires have ripped through wilderland – destroying much..
i know the spirit of that community is strong – and that they will rebuild..
money is what they need right now – so if you can afford to sling a few bucks their way – please do..eh.?)
Amid the wreckage of four homes they face a long battle to repair their fire-torn community.
A mayoral fund has been set up for anyone wanting to donate money to help those who have lost everything in the bush fire.
The account number is through ANZ and is currently being set up on the ANZ Direct Online site – the Thames Coromandel District Council said in a statement.
The account number is 01-0455-0090620-01.
(ed: please dig deep..eh..?..)
The number of homes destroyed in the Wye River fire on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road on Christmas Day has risen to 116.
Country Fire Authority deputy incident controller Mark Gunning said 116 houses in Wye River and Separation Creek had been destroyed in the 2200-hectare blaze.
‘That will probably be the final number as we’ve just completed an extensive search’ Gunning said on Saturday evening.
The fire swept through bushland and began to advance toward the town of Lorne on Friday night.
And the emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsle, said the blaze could continue burning until January or February.
Even a dousing of rain on Saturday was unlikely to do much in the long term once the state began to dry out.
‘This fire doesn’t go away’ Lapsley said.