D165. Feb 11. Victoria on fire ???

As we were approaching Melbourne, we started seeing a big cloud of smoke over the forest. At the beginning, we thought it might come from a coal mine or something like that…

But we realized quite quickly we were passing by a fire… Carbonized trees on the right side, wood coal still smoking on the left side…

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The thing is that we hadn’t followed the News recently. So we were wondering if the fire was still going on, this was quite scary I must say.

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In fact, a couple of days ago, dozens of bushfires have burnt across large swathes of Victoria, destroying homes and farms, on a day of the worst fire conditions since Black Saturday (five years ago).

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“High temperatures and strong winds fanned the intense and fast-moving blazes, as a weather change swept across the state bringing wind gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour.”, reported ABC.

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All over the country, you can see those panels, reporting on fire risks: Low, Moderate, High, Very high, severe, Extreme, Code Red…

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2 thoughts on “D165. Feb 11. Victoria on fire ???

  1. bonjour Stephanie, un GRAND MERCI pour ton KDO quelle bonne idée ,, une de + à ton actif ! cela me fait tres plaisir .
    Vero s’est occupée de la distribution🙂 Déjà 6 mois que ton périple nous tient en haleine. bonne continuation Amitié
    Patrick

  2. Hi amiga Steph! Long time I don’t write in here but just had a few minutes free and have read all the posts I had behind… All I can tell you is that I love the new destination! Australia is in my ‘must go list’ for sure. Keep those pictures and good moments coming… hugs and kisses, Marisa😉

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