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84 killed in deadliest-ever Australian wildfires

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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 07:17 AM
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84 killed in deadliest-ever Australian wildfires


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Slideshow: Wildfires rage in Australia AP – A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the … HEALESVILLE, Australia – Towering flames razed entire towns in southeastern Australia and burned fleeing residents in their cars as the death toll rose to 84 on Sunday, making it the country's deadliest fire disaster.

At least 700 homes were destroyed in Saturday's inferno when searing temperatures and wind blasts produced a firestorm that swept across a swath of the country's Victoria state, where all the deaths occurred.
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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 07:17 AM
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This sounds bad. Like the recent fires in California. I know the winds were a big factor in the California fires. I wonder how equipped the Aussies are to battle this. Article says they suspect these were set deliberately. Why are people so thoughtless? Also most hospitals only have a limited amount of capability for dealing properly with burn victems.

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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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Already a 3 page thread on that here:

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We are attempting to update the thread as the statistics come in.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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good source up to date info on fires -
mp3.news.com.au...



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