Firemen fleeing black Black Saturday bush fires in Australia.  February 2009.

Photograph by Alex Coppel, My Shot A fire truck quickly leaves the scene of the mammoth Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires claimed nearly 200 lives and homes in

Firefighters gave thirsty animals water before and during the fire. It is estimated that millions of animals died in the fires. -Environmental Impact

Firefighter giving koala water during the Black Saturday bushfires, Temperatures reached 46 degrees Celsius °F) Victoria Australia. This makes my heart melt(:

On February 7, Victorians were told to brace for the “worst day” in the state’s history; weather forecasters warned of a record heat wave with temperatures soaring to 46.4 °C, combined with gale-force winds of up to 90 km/hr. -Environmental Impact

On February Victorians were told to brace for the “worst day” in the state’s history; weather forecasters warned of a record heat wave with temperatures soaring to °C, combined with gale-force winds of up to 90 km/hr.

The equivalent of 250,000 football ovals burnt out.  -Environmental Impact

On February Victorians were told to brace for the “worst day” in the state’s history; weather forecasters warned of a record heat wave with temperatures soaring to °C, combined with gale-force winds of up to 90 km/hr.

A burnt-out car at Kinglake after 2009’s Black Saturday fires in Victoria: whether residents in fire-prone areas plan to leave early or stay and defend, a reliable and adaptable bushfire survival plan is a must.

A burnt-out car at Kinglake after Black Saturday fires in Victoria: whether residents in fire-prone areas plan to leave early or stay and defend, a reliable and adaptable bushfire survival plan is a must.

The Victoria bush fires in early 2009 took the lives of many and cost an estimated amount of $4.4 billion dollars to repair damage. -Social and Economic Impacts

The recent fires in Adelaide have served as a grim reminder that bushfires aren’t just a concern for country residents. There are plenty of suburbs

On the morning of 7th of February, 3,582 firefighters were put on standby for the predicted weather conditions, with over 5,000 firefighters in total used to fight the fires. -Social Impacts

February 2009 - our darkest day - the Victorian bushfires. Devastation like we have never seen in this country.

On Black Saturday more than 47 major fires erupted across the state, 14 of them claiming lives or causing significant damage. -Environmental and social Impacts

On Black Saturday more than 47 major fires erupted across the state, 14 of them claiming lives or causing significant damage. -Environmental and social Impacts

Victorian Bushfire appeal 2009 - people placed donations within an outline of a map of Victoria -Social Impacts

Victorian Bushfire appeal 2009 - people placed donations within an outline of a map of Victoria -Social Impacts


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