Tragic fire situation in Australia

Personal accounts sometimes bring home the nature of a situation far more clearly than accounts in the news media. While skimming the morning’s webcomics I visited Irregular Webcomic! #4163. The comic panel briefly touches on the matter, but that comic often has annotations (opened by clicking on the “turn on” link in the box under the comic panel) that take things a little deeper, and the annotation for today’s comic is one such personal story.