Australia’s deadliest bushfire disaster, Black Saturday, killed 173 people on 7 February, 2009.
Karen Curnow was one of many locals who endured a terrifying escape to survive.
Ten years on, she tells the BBC about her bond with Walker – a horse that somehow survived the fire and is “literally what I have left”.
Video by Simon Atkinson
Karen Curnow escaped Australia’s deadliest bushfire, and from it forged a life-changing bond.