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AUSTRALIA FIRE PHOTOS: Animals, Aerials & the Aftermath


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Simone
- 3775 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
February 9, 2009--A fire truck moves away from out-of-control flames, part of a wildfire about 78 miles (125 kilometers) west of Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. As of Monday, fires across Victoria state and other parts of southern Australia have



   

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Care two is lost (252)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 7:04 pm
This is a terrible tragedy for the people and wildlife of Australia.
 

Chrissy N (118)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 11:53 pm
It is maddening and saddening to know that humans set these fires on one of the hottest days on record, for a "thrill" and that even if caught, they will feel no remorse for the deaths of either humans or animals. Personally, I would hang them up and set fire to their goolies! Most of these fire bugs are male and fire fighters.
 

Cheryl B (60)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 1:00 pm
Over a million animals are thought to have perished..This is a link to donate..the smallest amount will help.
www.wildlifevictoria.org.au
 

Michael Angel (58)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 7:42 pm
The RSPCA says:
"A one acre fire will burn literally millions of animals from insects and spiders to skinks, lizards, snakes, and nesting birds and all the small mammals that cannot flee, like echidnas, koalas and possums. And then there is the damage to the animalsí homes and food supply, and of course the destruction of plants and other life."

How many millions of acres acres have been burnt out so far?

The RSPCA needs help too SEE
http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm
 

. (0)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 9:18 pm
This is absolutely the most horrendous fires ever in Australia history and my heart goes out to all the people in Victoria who have lost so much. I wish I could help in some small way. My love and prayers goes out to you all. God be with you all. Sue
 

Helen A (36)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 2:07 am
Thank-you. I am in Victoria and am near the fires. The smoke is heavy and they are back-burning in the local area. We are on 'awareness' for evacuation but the wind is low. We are near Healesville. They have evacuated some of the rare birds and possums to the city Zoo.
 

Simone Duffin (1462)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 2:14 am
My thoughts and compassion is with you Helen and everybody else.
 
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