In conclusion <ul><li>National day of mourning - 7th February. </li></ul><ul><li>Worst bushfires in history. </li></ul><ul><li>Final death toll is at present 208 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless victims shelter in cars and tents. </li></ul><ul><li>Great bravery from the police and voluntary firefighters. </li></ul><ul><li>An agonizing question: to stay or flee? </li></ul><ul><li>Fires were lit by pyromaniacs </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme weather thought to be a factor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Greenies” blamed for the fires’ fury </li></ul>http:// www.abc.net.au /news/events/bushfires/ http:// www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/survivorsstories.htm http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/ugc-video.htm
Fuel build-up blamed for heightens intensity of the bushfires <ul><li>Some survivors of the Victorian bushfires are convinced that a build up of fuel in the bush in the midst of a prolonged drought caused much of the destruction. They claim a bureaucratic obsession with the protection of native vegetation prohibited clearing that could have reduced the intensity of the fires. They claim that “ Native trees are more important than people ”. </li></ul>http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/?search=[bushfire%20bushfires ]
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