Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bushfires in Victoria this week

from w.
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.


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

Oh, no...and with the ongoing drought a lot of Australia is probably like a giant piece of flash paper right now!

Best wishes! My prayers are with you (even if it might be a little premature).

5:02 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The fires are currently in three States and it is forecast to be very hot today. Yesterday about 8 p.m. I was out walking and the sky was a peuce colour and the sun red, and we are hundreds of k away from the nearest fire.
The volunteers and the Fire guys are doing a fantastic job.

2:59 PM  

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