Thursday, March 04, 2004

fire time

Currently 34 with a hot northerly and four fires burning across the state.
Last week in milder times, Barista linked to the excellent on line documentary
Black Friday
Tragedy struck on Friday the 13th of January 1939 - "Black Friday", when a firestorm swept across Victoria. Millions of hectares burned and 71 people died.

It's been sobering to read some of the survivor stories of tragic loss and injury, and bereavement. I read of a widow's stoicism and see a photo with the caption: While the Black Friday fires devastated many people’s lives in the country regions, life carried on as usual for many of the city residents

Comments: fire time

good on you ms boynton - this one is worth spreading around.. and the radio gives me the creeps on a hot february day..
Posted by David Tiley at March 4, 2004 04:52 PM

February is one thing - but do we expect fires in March? I thought the balmy Moomba weather kicked in, of mild haze, and no more Total Fire Ban days.
Posted by boynton at March 5, 2004 11:42 AM

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