Earlier this afternoon, I heard a loud noise coming from the airport and something flying directly over my house. Looked out the door and saw smoke everywhere. Checked out website fires Tasmania and saw one had started near Sandford about 10 minute drive away from me. Can see the helicopters water bombing in front of the flames.
Many of the southern states of Australia have been hit by a heat wave recently. Luckily not so much in Tasmania, but our skies are still showing the effect from fires in the state.