At least four people have lost their lives in a huge bushfire that is still raging as I type this.
Reports are continually changing and the full damage of the fires will not be known until the fires are under control.
Thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of hectares of farming land has gone up in smoke along with it's crops and livestock.
It is a very sad start to our bushfire season.
These photos show smoke resulting from back burning. I took them from the car as we drove home on the same day we went on a river walk. Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires just like the one that is blazing through Esperance right now.