Monday, February 9, 2009

BushFire in Victoria

My Macro Monday is a lit candle ,, Tribute to all those who suffered and escaped the Bush Fire ..  As I was looking closely at the fire on the candle,, I am thinking about the people, animals, properties and nature that were destroyed..  Fire is beneficial but if it is wide scale and massive , as what happened in Victoria Australia,, it is dangerous....

Some areas are still at threat and we are all hoping for things to settle ...
Not only in Victoria but also here in NSW where there is still some areas burning..

Australia is in mourning and peoples hearts are heavy.... It is a sad day watching the news and hearing all the stories......

 There are people who were not lucky enough to escape the Bush Fire that swept the the communities of Stanley, Bruarong, Dederang, Gundowring, Gundowring Upper, Kancoona, Kancoona South, Coral Bank, Glenn Creek and Running Creek.

It was terrible to see the images and stories of people who survived the worst natural disaster in Australia.. It is so sad.... People who lost EVERYTHING and Loved ones..... May their hearts be healed and my  Prayers are for them....

Images and news article were taken from Yahoo7 news... for more update visit Yahoo7  Australia

The death toll in the Victorian bushfires has risen to more than 100, and numbers are expected to rise in the nation's worst natural disaster.
There were 31 active fires across the state as of 0530 (AEDT) on Monday, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) said.
he death toll from the Victorian bushfires has reached 108 and authorities warn the number of fatalities is likely to rise even further.

The toll from Australia's deadliest natural disaster had reached 108 as at 6am (AEDT) on Monday, authorities said.

At least 750 homes have been destroyed and more than 330,000ha burnt out, while authorities said some fires could take weeks to contain.
All fire-devastated areas will be treated as crime scenes to determine if arson was involved, Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon said on Monday.

Ms Nixon said forensic investigators had begun work in the Churchill region, where police suspect arson was involved.

"At this stage we have a team at the fire at Churchill in the Gippsland Valley, which is certainly one that we believe was deliberately lit," Ms Nixon told the Seven Network.

"Our fire experts and our own investigators have suggested that the way that it happened, how fast that it happened, that there is good evidence to believe that it was lit."

Forensic investigators have also begun work in the Kinglake area.

"They're where the most deaths are, but wherever a death has occurred we investigate that as a crime," Ms Nixon told ABC Radio.  
Source Yahoo 7 news.... 


Terri February 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

I've been following this for a couple of days now. My thoughts are with you and all my friends in Oz. We are mourning too.

Ida February 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

We hear about the fires on the news up North here in Norway also.
Our thoughts are with you as well.
Take care.

Your EG Tour Guide February 10, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

So sad! The Australian fires are on the minds of many Canadians right now. We're hearing quite a bit on the news.

lisaschaos February 10, 2009 at 3:46 AM  

your candle shots are gorgeous! It is sad for so many to have the fires.

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