Every day in Summer I wonder if this is the day a bushfire will destroy us. I check the “fires near me” app half-hourly, check news bulletins hourly. Especially on catastrophic fire danger days. And then it gets to late afternoon and I think “survived another day”. Got to 3.30pm today, almost ready to say “survived …” when a fire was notified on Mulligans Flat Road near Sutton. Looking from here, a great column of smoke is being blown sideways by the strong westerly wind. I hate Summer so much.