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Australia has been devastated by wildfires for decades

Southeastern Australia is being ravaged by wildfires, and it’s been the case for decades. #tbt

For decades, southeastern Australia has been devastated by wildfires

In a single day known as “Black Friday,” 71 people died in the state of Victoria. Nearly 20,000 km2 of land burned, an area the size of Slovenia, and about 1,000 homes were destroyed. Known as the “Ash Wednesday Bushfires,” these fires, which struck the states of Victoria and South Australia, led to the death of 75 people. That day, 4,180 km2 of land went up in smoke, roughly the size of Cape Verde. Approximately 2,000 homes were destroyed. “Black Saturday” is the deadliest bushfires Australia has ever seen: 173 people lost their lives. Nearly 400 fires, burning simultaneously, devastated 4,500 km2 of land, an area 4 times the size of Hong Kong, destroying 2,000 homes in the process.

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01/16/2020 5:06 PM

33 comments

  • Robert H.
    02/07/2020 16:12

    Trump’s advice is to sweep more.

  • Ramon R.
    01/27/2020 12:54

    Entonces ? Que es lo que pasa ..que no se ha aprendido? Se repite está situación..porque?

  • Ольга К.
    01/26/2020 19:43

    Это пожар, нужно тушить всем миром! Одновременно, должны слететься самолёты, вертолёты с огнеиушителями, водой. Да чем угодно, но только одновременно. Этот дым распространяется по всей планете. Погибло столько зверей, гибнут люди. Пожар нужно тушить всем населением планеты Земля.

  • Zdravko M.
    01/26/2020 00:31

    Уклета због енглеза!

  • Abaas M.
    01/24/2020 21:48

    ياستار

  • Guillermo E.
    01/22/2020 22:53

    A esque esto no es nuvo para este paiz estan acostumbrados a estos desastres

  • Maqbool A.
    01/22/2020 09:21

    Auteria should kill more camels then face the revenge of nature?

  • Ingrid W.
    01/21/2020 01:37

    They need to plant different trees. Eucalyptus produce lots of kindling when the bark falls off. They burn from the inside out and are impossible to extinguish

  • BedirHan N.
    01/20/2020 21:48

    Öldürdükleri develerin ahı yaktı avusturalya yı

  • Syneth M.
    01/20/2020 13:39

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Rose A.
    01/20/2020 04:42

    To avoid bushfires...y not people help each other to remove dry leaves during hot season...if possible...suggesting only

  • Manha M.
    01/20/2020 03:08

    May God Almighty have mercy🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Lorrie B.
    01/20/2020 00:44

    Why australia have always bushfires

  • Iswar K.
    01/19/2020 14:19

    Fire barrier must be constructed.

  • Borrell L.
    01/19/2020 11:05

    Perhaps making relocation a goal for those with more than enough to give should be the focus of charitable support... here in the states we have tornado alley...and its been named as such for over 100 years for obvious reasons...and yeah no one moves either they just rebuild and get demolished.

  • Iana L.
    01/19/2020 07:04

    😢😢😢🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤

  • Iman S.
    01/19/2020 03:12

    Like a Hell

  • Armando D.
    01/19/2020 02:00

    The Australian know better how to deal with it cos it was decadely happened. Why for decades they still no best solution how to prevent spreading the fire?

  • Tamsyn L.
    01/19/2020 00:11

    Yes Australia has always had fires, but most of the ones mentioned here were over a day or a few days. The current fires started in October (mid Spring) and fires have been sparking and burning for months. The area of land burned so far is over 63,000 square kms, over THREE TIMES larger than Black Friday. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50980386

  • David H.
    01/18/2020 18:39

    it is nature for you - fire brings new life. Sadly, humanoids never learn and they keep building their homes in flood and fire areas. then whine and ask for help

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