Bushfires in Victoria this week
It has been a disastrous week of bushfires in Victoria and especially noticed on Sunday which was extremely hot with dangerous winds. It is a bit cooler but the fires are on-going. Not near Geelong, but we do get the smoke haze occasionally. The worst fires the older people say, were in 1939 on a day they called Black Friday. A map here shows the extent of the state of Victoria that was on fire. The worst fire near us was in 1983 on Ash Wednesday that year and one of the pictures here shows part of a town where almost all the houses were burnt down.