It's not every day three volatile bushfires threaten our region all at the same time.
But with major fires at Haddon/Bunkers Hill, Addington/Learmonth and Mt Mercer, Friday March 29 was a true challenge for our hardworking and heroic fireys.
Now it's time to count the cost.
The initial assessment of the Haddon/Bunkers Hill blaze has revealed ...
** 1 home destroyed, 1 damaged
** 11 outbuildings destroyed
** Cars, trailers and machinery destroyed
** At least 6 chickens dead and other livestock still to be confirmed
The Mt Mercer assessment has revealed...
** One unoccupied home destroyed
** 2369 sheep lost
** 3 haysheds destroyed (and expected to burn for several days)
** 680 tonnes of hay and 946 ha of pasture destroyed
** 21km of internal fencing and 11.5km of external fencing destroyed.
We caught up with CFA regional Operations Officer Gavin Hope about the conditions that led to this disaster...