Shocking numbers from The Australian. As Firefighters enter burned out areas they are cautioned against what may turn out to be an unprecedented loss of life by fire. Flickr images from Vic Fires here. Google Map of fire areas and EMS links here. Update: Deaths from bushfires now at 166 says The Australian.
The death toll from bushfires in Victoria State have eclipsed all time National marks as authorities find more victims. Four children are among the dead. As well more than 700 homes and likely as many outbuildings have burned. Thousands of livestock have been overrun devastating the lively hood of many ranchers in the region. NZ […]
South Australia bushfires have killed 14 people so far in what Victoria Premiere John Brumby describes as “Our worst day in history”. Video from Victoria State visually describes the destruction as record temperatures combined with strong dry winds fan flames. The CFA has issued severe alerts for no less that a dozen towns in the […]
Bushfires ‘unprecedented’ “The bushfires in Australia’s state of Victoria have been described by the local Emergency Services Commissioner as unprecedented. The crisis caused a major power crisis in the state on Tuesday. But the worst of the bushfire season could be yet to come.” Radio Australia Amid that tone some 100 U.S. firefighters packed their […]