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Fires Under Control, but Still Burn in Victorian Alps

February 17th, 2009 Category: Fires

Fires in Victoria, Australia - February 16th, 2009

Fires in Victoria, Australia - February 16th, 2009

Though most of the fires that have been ravaging southern Australia since last week have been extinguished or are under control, smoke from one fire is still visible here.

The fire appears to be in the Australian Alps, the highest mountain ranges of mainland Australia. Their southwestern regions, in Victoria, are also referred to as the Victorian Alps.

The Australian Alps, particularly the Victorian Alps, are periodically subject to major bushfires. They were almost entirely burnt through by bushfires on various occasions before this latest disaster, notably Black Thursday in 1851, Black Friday in 1939, and during fires in 2003 and 2006-07.

source Wikipedia

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