Honestly Pappy, I've been too entertained by Alex Jones et al to worry about the heat!
Some parts of Victoria (my state) are doing it very hard, so is Tassie, NSW and Queensland. We've had a double whammy of LaNina, the rain producing weather system; now as we move into another predicted El Nino cycle there is a lot of vegetation to burn. No bushfire deaths are reported yet, thank goodness.
Thanks for the good wishes; I recently moved from a high fire risk area to a small town further south and closer to the sea. Summer is a lot more comfortable here.
It seems things are heating up in USA as well, this past year being the hottest on record.