Victoria Fires: Satellite Imagery of Affected Towns

The bushfires in Victoria State have subsided and homeowners are already rebuilding. Twitterer Bushfires points to these satellite images of the towns of Marysville, Kinglake, Kinglake West, Churchill, Flowerdale, Murrindindi and Callingee taken 5 weeks after Black Saturday.

Tent Towns, First Responders Can/Should Help

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UPDATE: March 25, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opens up county fairgrounds to tent city dwellers! —————————————-As more Tent Towns, or homeless encampments spring up the greater society will have to pitch in to help our less fortunate neighbors. The term Shanty Town originated during the Great Depression when unemployed had nowhere else to live. The article […]

Flu

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My youngest had it first, then oldest with the stomach variety. I got it and it sucks. I did get the Flu shot back in October but we all know that is a 50/50 proposition. I get the shot every year but fortunately I have been Flu free for 10 years or more. Saturday morning […]

Fast Moving Fires Burn Numerous Homes In Texas

News from the Chron that fire has claimed up to a dozen homes in drought stricken Texas. Follow Twitter Search and Google News or InciWeb for updates. Fire season never really ends. The Interagency Fire Center reports the 2009 year to date totals in the U.S. is 3,140 wildfires and 80,617 acres burned. Over 5,200,000 […]

Firefighter is Victim 200 In Oz Bushfires

Firefighter David Balfour was killed by a falling tree near burned out Marysville yesterday. Firefighter Balfour was a member of the ACT Fire Brigade on assignment from neighboring Canberra. Story here and supporting video, here.

Storm Watch: Big Sur Burn Areas On Alert

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Residents on the Big Sur Coast and parts of Santa Cruz County brace for the effects of heavier than normal seasonal rains. Mud, land, rock slides and downed trees are a big danger in fresh burn areas. Big Sur Kate keeps watch with generous updates including links that include the incredible image below. The Basin […]

Say A Prayer For SFFD Firefighter Christopher Posey

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Firefighter Christopher Posey is in critical but stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital after suffering injuries battling a fire of suspicious origin in the city’s South side. Six firefighters were injured in the fire when the roof collapsed. FireRescue1 and California Fire News provide additional coverage. IAFF link to story. Firefighter Posey support group […]

"This was just so far off the scale of anything"

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The tragic story of Marysville, Victoria State, Australia as fire struck the town. This is a chilling story. Image Weekly Times Now

Greens Planted Seeds For "Perfect Storm" Fire Scenario in Victoria State

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The Australian reports many local townships and homeowners failed to heed warnings concerning defensible space. Despite pleas from local bushfire experts area “greens” designed new housing developments with complete disregard for fire. In fact in some cases homeowners were required to plant trees and vegetation close to their homes. Their guidance was “trees being the […]

Map Of Victoria Fires

Mashable points us to a Google Maps workup of the Victoria Fires. Click here for the code.

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