Austrial Bush Fires (different pics)

Bushfires in Victoria, Australia

A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest
 near the township of Tonimbuk, 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Melbourne.
Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the sunburned country's worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century.


The state of Victoria in southern Australia has recently been hit with hundreds of bush fires during a record-breaking heatwave - temperatures well above 38°C (100°F).
Unfortunately, these fires have proved to be the deadliest in Australian history.
The fires mostly appear to have been started by lightning - however a few appear to have been arson, and are under investigation - entire towns being declared crime scenes.



Flames and smoke rise from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest west of Melbourne.


 
More than 40 blazes raged across two states as a once-in-a-century heatwave pushed the mercury as high as
46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) with fire bans in place across much of the south-east.


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Small acreage is burned out in Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, Australia.


Senior Wildlife Officer Geoff McClure inspects the fire front at Mt. Cathederal, near Alexandra.


Family members react after learning that their parents Bill and Faye Walker and disabled brother Geoffrey were killed in wildfires in Marysville.





A police helicopter surveys damage from fires northeast of Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) #


The remains of a properties destroyed by bushfires are seen in the town of Kinglake, 55km (34 miles) northeast of Melbourne February 8, 2009. (REUTERS/Mick Tsikas) #


Burnt out trees outside Kinglake that were destroyed by fire are viewed from this aerial shot.


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A bushfire burns through a forest on the outskirts of Labertouche



A firefighter watches a helicopter water bomb a bushfire approaching the town of Peats Ridge


A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the township of Tonimbuk



An aircrane fire-fighting aircraft collects a load of water to fight the Bunyip Ridge wildfire



Craig Kidd looks at the melted metal of alloy wheels from his burnt out vehicles after a bushfire swept through his property






A burnt out camera is seen on the ground, following bushfires that swept through the region in Christmas Hills



The remains of St. Andrew's church are scattered after it was destroyed by fire in the community of Kinglake


A helicopter drops water on a bushfire on the outskirts of Labertouche



Remnants of a dairy herd shelter near a farmhouse after surviving a terrifying wildfire which burnt out thousands of hectares of farmland and eucalyptus forest near Bunyip



The ruins of a house and forest near Kinglake after wildfire tore the town apart 




The remains of a sheep holding pen smoulder after a bushfire on the outskirts of Labertouche


A Boeing 737 flies by a massive smoke plume over Kinglake



Scorched farmland shows the extent of the wildfires which destroyed houses and farms in the Bunyip regions of Gippsland, east of Melbourne


A narrow dirt road divides grapevines from burnt-out scrub in the Yarra Valley


Sheep struggle to find food in a burnt-out paddock after a bushfire swept through Mudgeegonga in the Victoria Alps


A water-dumping helicopter flies over a fire at Chum Creek, Healseville, north-east of Melbourne



Burnt trees top a ridge in the hills in Kinglake, Victoria


Kangaroos explore a charred landscape in the aftermath of a bushfire at Chum Creek near Healesville




A ring-tailed possum saved from the bushfires in Gippsland is cared for at the Mountain Ash Wildlife Centre in Rawson,
where workers were scrambling to help possums, kangaroos and lizards.
Millions of animals died in the blazes





The glows red with the flames.














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