"Alice fled the house with the children, she did not even have shoes on."
Contractors are hard at work every day trying to clear the village so the rebuild can start.
Forty-eight buildings were destroyed by the blaze.
Fire crews are still dampening down hotspots.
t could take the rest of the week for the fire to be under control.
"It was like some nuclear bomb had destroyed our lives."
A 1600-hectare fire is still burning near the small Lake Ohau Village.
Several homes have been destroyed by the fire.
Crews are dampening down hot spots.