The man in the photo is firefighter David Tree - he saw Sam trying to crawl through the ashen trees. He called to her and then to one of his team mates to grab a bottle of water. She just sat there and drank it! Sam has very bad burns to her little feet but is doing well now. Sam is one of only a few dozen animals that have managed to survive this awful disaster - and sadly it wasn't lit by lightning as first thought. It looks like arsonists have lit the fires. Here are some more photos that I've received on email:
A whole town gone
It's just so hard to believe that we have these fires raging uncontrollably down in Victoria, and the top half of Queensland is underwater because of endless rain!
Right now I'm just thankful for what I have - because there are so many people in this country that now have nothing. Nothing but prayers, hugs and the hope that the people that did this will be caught.