Since overnight lightning strikes on December 29, fires have been burning across north east Victoria and southern NSW. Houses and sheds have been destroyed, land razed and lives have been tragically lost.
Throughout the two-week period, Border Mail staff have travelled to countless community meetings as well as RFS and CFA briefings.
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Through their travels our photographers have captured stunning and tragic images of the fires and the brave men and women facing the flames, as well as those behind charitable efforts.
Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE and BLAIR THOMSON