This isn't your mother's bushfire.
Word on the street is that the Wingelo fire was the result of a pyrocumulus event - a "firenado". It carved a path of destruction separate from the main fire which took on a life of its own and was completely unstoppable. 180kmph winds of metal-melting heat and lightning bolts. We're in a strange new world where fires can invoke the "finger of god" and flip 8-ton trucks and shoot directed destruction at anything that gets in their way. We need to get smart really quick.