We were having a quiet bbq on the weekend when we saw smoke billowing in the distance.
The sound of sirens immediately broke the silence. Fire engines, ambulances, police cars racing past. So we headed outside with the rest of the crowd and walked a couple of kilometres down the road to the next village.
A nursery was ablaze and the surrounding houses were evacuated as the fire raged.
A fire that was apparently started by a couple of teenage boys. Millions of dollars of damage.
This was the view from the high road as we walked home again.