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Old 02-08-2009, 06:29 AM   #16
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:54 AM   #17
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It's extraordinary, a natural disaster of such a devastating scale happening in our own backyard.

The human death toll is horrific enough (and it seemes to just keep on escalating without fail by the hour and out of seemingly nowhere), I shudder to imagine the number of animals that have also been incinerated by the flames.

A lot of the firefighters are volunteers, full credit to them for risking their lives and putting themselves on the frontline to stop these waves of flames. I sincerely hope none of these good people have perished....
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #18
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I didn't realize wildfires could move that fast...the fires are expected to all be under control soon, then?

Hope everyone here and their families stay safe.
Sparks in the treetops on dry gums make the perfect natural accelerant. All it takes is a light breeze, and the fire can move at an unbelievable rate across roads, dams, empty paddocks, everything. It's also how it can jump houses. Bush fires spread in the air as much as on the ground.

I think there is rain predicted, or already falling, in some parts, which will hopefully be enough to help get them under control. There are reports of arsonists relighting some of these fires that are/were contained.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:45 AM   #19
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Horrifying fires. My thoughts are with all affected.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #20
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The death toll has now reached 96. Undoubtedly more bodies to be found; they're saying it could take a couple of weeks to have a final death toll. And there are also 11 people critically injured in hospital. Substantial tracts of land have been burnt - 120,000 hectares in the Kinglake/Marysville fire complex alone.

The description of yesterday as the worst day in Victoria's history may just be accurate. Worst day since Black Friday at any rate.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #21
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That's just unbelievable.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #22
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I can't really imagine what 47.9C must feel like, and thankfully I won't. The "infernos" have been making the first slot on the BBC news here.

Must be soul-destroying for those people who can see the fires coming towards their homes, and being unable to prevent losing everything.
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I hope they catch the bastards who did this and burn them alive

Thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected - it just beggars belief what these townships have had to go through and will have to endure in the coming months . . . I can't imagine the fear, the absolute blind terror that would have gripped their hearts as they tried to flee . . . absolutely heartbreaking
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My thoughts and prayers to all affected parties and hope all your families are ok

I can't imagine how those affected are going through

Please stay safe
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Just awful for everyone involved. I remember how frightened I was when we were evacuated in the 1983 fires. A friends husband and his fire crew have the terrible job of systematically going through burnt out cars, houses searching for the unlucky ones.
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I'm sorry for all those effected by the fires. That is just awful, 100 people dead and possibly more?

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
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i still can't wrap my head around this.

they had to be fast moving fires to kill that many people.
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