Victorian bushfires – biggest in history

Posted by jerry on February 8th, 2009 — Posted in History, Journal

The 12 fires burning in the State of Victoria, Australia – 26 blazes in total – are the biggest in recorded European history. More than 700 homes have been lost and more than 84 people have died with hundreds injured.

There is a google map showing the extent of the disaster

The news scenes bring back difficult memories of the Canberra bushfires in 2003. ABC news has provided a good overview of the extent of the fires.

My thoughts go with those affected by the fires.


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