A local family surveys the damage after a bushfire tore through their village.
THE Rural Fire Service has confirmed 21 homes have been destroyed, two community facilities and 35 outbuildings. But they've warned that number will rise.
'WE ARE all shocked, the speed of the fire was horrendous.'
'It's a symbol of what we're likely to face in the next few months and beyond'
CLOSE to tears and cradling her young baby, a Rappville mother has described how a bushfire raged towards their property and was suddenly "on our doorstep".
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