Story of an amazing survival of a family in the fire. They sheltered between their two water tanks and lived - everything around them was burnt.
Another woman spoke of her family's survival in a cellar, but it was close because their escape routes were blocked by burning parts of the house and then there was a gas tank venting which exploded as they ran from the burning house.
A Wilderness Society spokesman was shouted down when he said that burning off wasn't the way... he didn't last long before the assembled crowd got an answer. Inner city Melbourne.