Soft, gentle rain fell, but not enough to quench the fires, and the overcast conditions hampered the fight. The firefighters say it will be weeks until the hot spots have cooled and the fires can be described as “out”. They have done a magnificent job in steep and difficult terrain, and they deserve huge thanks. Our family will be forever grateful, but it will be a long, hard slog for those families who lost everything. Our hearts go out to them.