This is what happened three years ago when 173 people died on 7th February - it was a terrible day, and there has never been a day when the fire risk was higher.
We recently visited some of the areas that had been burnt. While much of the bush land has undergone a remarkable regrowth, the empty house blocks and brand new buildings speak of a different story. I still found it a strangely unsettling experience to visit the places where people so recently died. The street names were like a series of flash backs to the news stories of the day.
Much of the infra-structure in the area was destroyed by the fire and the National Parks staff have been slowly repairing and reopening the park. One of the most recently opened was Masons Falls.
We have had a few dry months - which is already raising the spectre of fire again - so there was not much water falling down the falls, but it was nice to get back into the forest.
This is a link to this part of the King Lake National Park.
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Enjoy the pictures.