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High Temperatures Cause New Bushfires in Australia

February 26th, 2009 Category: Fires

Fires in Victoria, Australia - February 25th, 2009

Fires in Victoria, Australia - February 25th, 2009

High temperatures and strong winds have caused new bushfires in Victoria, Australia. Highs of over 32C (90F) are expected for Friday, likely creating extreme fire conditions. The blazes are expected to continue unless rain comes to the area.

One fire is threatening 300 properties near Melbourne, although firefighters are reportedly making good progress in bringing it under control.

Four major fires are also continuing to burn to the east and north-west of Melbourne. Here, smoke from fires still burning in the Victorian Alps is visible.

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.

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