La Trobe University academic Dr Richard Zann - an internationally reknown ornithologist - his wife Eileen and their daughter Eva all perished in the bushfires in their Kinglake home. RIP.
Five La Trobe staff have seen their homes destroyed and nine students have been left with no housing.
Meanwhile police believe arson was responsible for the death of 100 people at Marysville. A fire was deliberately lit this afternoon in my home suburb of Ivanhoe.
This nightmare will stick around for quite a while.