Posted November 19, 2018 09:30:58 A lot of people have been affected by the Valley fires.
The town of Coeurlong is devastated and many businesses have been forced to close, with only a handful of residents still living there.
The area has been under mandatory evacuation orders for more than two months.
The region has been the scene of two fires.
In March 2018, the Coeurazoo fire destroyed the local shopping centre and destroyed much of the town, but it was contained within a week.
The blaze destroyed the neighbouring town of Blythwood, but thankfully it was quickly contained.
On the night of December 5, 2017, the Valley was declared a ‘major evacuation zone’ and was declared an area of ‘high threat’.
The area was declared ‘controlled’ on January 19.
More: A spokesperson for the Department of Emergency Services said there had been no significant changes in the region since the fire.
However, the Department said it was “very concerned” about the potential for a return of more dangerous fires.
One fire has been extinguished.
It is currently burning in the village of Coenewong.
Firefighters are still trying to find out what sparked the fires.
The area was originally built as a cattle ranch.
Residents and local businesses have struggled to rebuild.
More: More to come.