Thank you Elvis
A big thank you to the CFA and the fire bomber "Elvis". I was watchful but not particularly concerned yesterday, 4 km downwind from the Upwey bushfires, under the smoke plume, the light had turned that orange colour. Then there was a second column of smoke and much closer, 200 metres from the house. Was it a spot fire? There had been no sign of embers or ash falling from the sky.
Then "Elvis" the big helicopter arrived dumping 10 tonnes of water at a time. It dumped 5 or so loads, passing directly over the house at treetop height till the fire was out, or at least manageable by ground crews.