Jan 12, 2020
"The temperature became torrid, and on the morning of the 6th of February, the air which blew down from the north resembled the breath of a furnace. A fierce wind arose, gathering strength and velocity from hour to hour, until about noon it blew with the violence of a tornado. By some inexplicable means it wrapped the whole country in a sheet of flame — fierce, awful, and irresistible."
Bushfires have been a part of the Australian landscape for millions of years, but regardless of this fact of nature, some of the worst will always stay burned into our minds.
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series
that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of
Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were among
Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters. The fires occurred
during extreme bushfire weather conditions and resulted in
Australia's highest ever loss of human life from a bushfire.
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