Just returned from Skala two days ago and had a fabulous time.Yes the Forest fires were scary but the town the next day was running as normal, it did lose the electric but that was back up in the afternoon.
One thing I must say is that I'm glad we went 'independent' ie booked Hotel, flights etc on-line, during the evacuation people who had to rely on tour operaters were very very unhappy about the lack of organisation, some people were told the next day that the town had burnt down!!!!
We were lucky, packed as much as posssible, jumped in the hire car and drove to a Hotel near Sami.
We spent a week at the Annassa and would not hesitate to recommend it.The owners are incredibly friendly, as are the excellent staff.Excellent choice of food and drink at very very resonable prices.
If you're a footy fan you'll be in heaven, 103" outdoor screen with Sky Sports.
Rooms clean and very quite.