Australia Bushfires “Black Saturday”  Saturday 7th February 2009
 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/map.htm
Satellite photo of smoke spreading out from the bushfires  in southeastern Australia January 30th
http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2009/02/06/2484555.htm Kinglake Bunyip Churchhill Dargo Saturday 7th February 2009
Satellite photo of a southerly wind blowing the smoke from the fires northwards on the afternoon of February 9th
Kinglake, 55km nordøst fra Melbourne 8.februar 2009 http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2009/02/06/2484555.htm
Kingslake 46km northeast of Melbourne February 8th
Smoldering hay balls
A row of ”battle weary” CFA uniforms hang at Hurstbridge, north-east of  Melbourne, after seeing the intense action during...
CFA crews at Stanley quickfill dam in northern Victoria February 8th.
Three members of the Trentham Fire Brigade wait for the fire front  to climb the steep escarpment at Redesdale, Victoria 7...
Two water bombing helicopters fill up in a dam near Churchill in the  Gippsland region of Victoria
Bunyip State Park near Labertouche, 125km east of Melbourne February 7th
Smoke billows from the bushfires at Yarra Glen 9th February
Generosity of the shops in Kingslake
Wall of flames. In seconds the tress are incinerated. Bunyip
The Beechwood fire rips through bushland near the north-east  Victorian town of Dederang February 9th
The bushfire at Wilson Promontory, south east of Melbourne,  lights up the night sky at 11 pm on the 10th February
A burnt Australian flag – lowered for the lives that had already been lost.
Craig Kidd looks at the melted metal of the alloy wheels  from the vehicles on his property in Bendigo
Forensic investigators walk next to a fire truck in the town of Kingslake
Destroyed cars sit before the ruins of a building in Narbethong,  north of Melbourne, February 12th 2009
The remains of the houses in Marysville, destroyed by the bushfires
Marysville Primary School. Luckily the fire was on a Saturday.
Human cost
Animals
A koala caught in the Victorian bushfires sits beside the road near Whittlesea,  north of Melbourne, on February 15th, 200...
The foot of a koala saved from the bushfires in Gippsland
A possum with very badly burnt paws and tail,  and suffering from smoke inhalation
A pygmy possum caught in the bushfires
In conclusion <ul><li>National day of mourning - 7th February. </li></ul><ul><li>Worst bushfires in history. </li></ul><ul...
Fuel build-up blamed for heightens intensity of the bushfires <ul><li>Some survivors of the Victorian bushfires are convin...
 
 
 
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  • Smoke billows from the Churchill fire in the Gippsland region of Victoria
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  • Treated at Whittlesea on February 16th 2009, after being caught in the bushfires that swept through the area
  • Australians remain unprepared to deal with bushfires despite a long history of loss and devastation from natural disasters, according to some of the country&apos;s leading bushfire researchers.
  • Australian Bushfires 2009

    1. 1. Australia Bushfires “Black Saturday” Saturday 7th February 2009
    2. 3. http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/map.htm
    3. 4. Satellite photo of smoke spreading out from the bushfires in southeastern Australia January 30th
    4. 5. http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2009/02/06/2484555.htm Kinglake Bunyip Churchhill Dargo Saturday 7th February 2009
    5. 6. Satellite photo of a southerly wind blowing the smoke from the fires northwards on the afternoon of February 9th
    6. 7. Kinglake, 55km nordøst fra Melbourne 8.februar 2009 http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2009/02/06/2484555.htm
    7. 8. Kingslake 46km northeast of Melbourne February 8th
    8. 9. Smoldering hay balls
    9. 10. A row of ”battle weary” CFA uniforms hang at Hurstbridge, north-east of Melbourne, after seeing the intense action during the Victorian bushfires
    10. 11. CFA crews at Stanley quickfill dam in northern Victoria February 8th.
    11. 12. Three members of the Trentham Fire Brigade wait for the fire front to climb the steep escarpment at Redesdale, Victoria 7th February
    12. 13. Two water bombing helicopters fill up in a dam near Churchill in the Gippsland region of Victoria
    13. 14. Bunyip State Park near Labertouche, 125km east of Melbourne February 7th
    14. 15. Smoke billows from the bushfires at Yarra Glen 9th February
    15. 16. Generosity of the shops in Kingslake
    16. 17. Wall of flames. In seconds the tress are incinerated. Bunyip
    17. 18. The Beechwood fire rips through bushland near the north-east Victorian town of Dederang February 9th
    18. 19. The bushfire at Wilson Promontory, south east of Melbourne, lights up the night sky at 11 pm on the 10th February
    19. 20. A burnt Australian flag – lowered for the lives that had already been lost.
    20. 21. Craig Kidd looks at the melted metal of the alloy wheels from the vehicles on his property in Bendigo
    21. 22. Forensic investigators walk next to a fire truck in the town of Kingslake
    22. 23. Destroyed cars sit before the ruins of a building in Narbethong, north of Melbourne, February 12th 2009
    23. 24. The remains of the houses in Marysville, destroyed by the bushfires
    24. 25. Marysville Primary School. Luckily the fire was on a Saturday.
    25. 26. Human cost
    26. 27. Animals
    27. 28. A koala caught in the Victorian bushfires sits beside the road near Whittlesea, north of Melbourne, on February 15th, 2009. It was taken to an animal shelter and was able to recover
    28. 29. The foot of a koala saved from the bushfires in Gippsland
    29. 30. A possum with very badly burnt paws and tail, and suffering from smoke inhalation
    30. 31. A pygmy possum caught in the bushfires
    31. 32. 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
    32. 33. 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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