Our local shops have been very handy to us – just across the road from where we live. More than that, however, they were the hub of the Wembley Downs community. As I write, the street is full of emergency vehicles while the ashes are hosed down. The crowds have dwindled now and the heartbreaking work of starting again lies ahead. These are tough times already, but the Wembley Downs community is resilient. The story of the fire is here.