Monday, 9 February 2009

Bush Fires in Victoria, Australia

The stories coming out of the many affected areas of Bushfires in Victoria are devastating. At the moment they say over 700 houses burnt and 108 people dead, but they expect there will be more. There is a whole town that has been burnt to the ground. The wind turned and there was hardly any warning for them all. What a horrendous thing to go through. It was amazing how some people managed to get out. You can read about it on the ABC news website. There are still fires burning in Victoria and NSW - but hopefully there wont be anymore loss of life. Its also horrible to think of all the wildlife, livestock and pets that have been lost as well.

We live in Northern NSW so are well away from the fires. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the many people affected by this. Also to the many firefighters, police and other people who are helping - it must be very tiring and emotionally draining for them all although I'm sure they would give their all, even when exhausted, just to help in the situation.


Kirsten Chursinoff said...

Hi Barb, the fires are making the hourly news here in Canada too. I can't believe how many people are affected by this. You're lucky to be away from the blaze.

Barbara said...

Hi Kirsten, Thanks for leaving a comment. Yes we are very lucky we don't live anywhere near there.