I know it sounds odd but snow in summer isn't that unusual here, although it doesn't happen too often, maybe every 7 or 8 years. We had some on Christmas Day one year.
It has been a bad year for fires here, mostly started by lightning. We seem to have had a lot more thunderstorms lately than we normally have, and most of them have been dry storms.
The fire here is pretty much over. They're still working on some hot spots and removing burnt and dangerous trees from near the roads and tracks. It's been a little over 2 months since it started so this has been a big job.
The fire at Bunyip is now contained, with 29 houses and about 70 sheds and outbuildings lost.
The fire south of me is also contained with 2 houses lost.
Further east there are still fires burning out of control. These are mainly in State Forests and National Parks so there's been little impact on towns or houses.
In Victoria now we have firefighters from all the states and territories in Australia, except Tasmania, and also crews from New Zealand.
On the up side no lives have been lost, quite amazing given how many fires we've had in the past few months.