The historic lookout tower has been destroyed by recent fires that devastated the community.
The tower is a popular feature for the town, which ironically was used to spot fires from the 360 degree view on the top of Mt. Nowa
Overnight bush fires spread from Buchan to Wairewa. Eleven homes were lost as fire raced through the valley heading towards the coast.
A number of people managed to make their way to the Wairewa hall where they were supported by CFA