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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:53 pm

Art Vandelay wrote: I don't understand how so many people are dying, though. Are people just not evacuating when told? We have bad fires just about every year in the American West, and it's rare for more than a handful of people to be killed.


I've heard that the King Lake one came up so fast that no-one had a chance to get out. That one killed 60+. Lots of farmers were trying to fight it and dying. And there was allegedly some spectacular 5 car pile up carnage from people fleeing.
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby knapplc » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:31 pm

Wow. Tough deal for you guys. I'm glad Art asked why so many were dying - I had the same question. Good luck, and we'll keep our fingers crossed for rain. :-/
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby fezzik » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:08 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote: I don't understand how so many people are dying, though. Are people just not evacuating when told? We have bad fires just about every year in the American West, and it's rare for more than a handful of people to be killed.


I've heard that the King Lake one came up so fast that no-one had a chance to get out. That one killed 60+. Lots of farmers were trying to fight it and dying. And there was allegedly some spectacular 5 car pile up carnage from people fleeing.


I'm glad you're still alive...stay safe.
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby RynMan » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:43 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote: I don't understand how so many people are dying, though. Are people just not evacuating when told? We have bad fires just about every year in the American West, and it's rare for more than a handful of people to be killed.


I've heard that the King Lake one came up so fast that no-one had a chance to get out. That one killed 60+. Lots of farmers were trying to fight it and dying. And there was allegedly some spectacular 5 car pile up carnage from people fleeing.


Yeah, throw it the 40+ celcius heat and it's chaos. I also have seen stories where authorities didn't even know that I fire had emerged, so people had absolutely no warning. It's really sad man. The news is constantly running footage of these people who have lost everything, and so many people have died getting close to 200. Really, really rough right now.

Glad to hear you're okay down there dude.
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby Madison » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:11 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote: I don't understand how so many people are dying, though. Are people just not evacuating when told? We have bad fires just about every year in the American West, and it's rare for more than a handful of people to be killed.


I've heard that the King Lake one came up so fast that no-one had a chance to get out. That one killed 60+. Lots of farmers were trying to fight it and dying. And there was allegedly some spectacular 5 car pile up carnage from people fleeing.


Dying while trying to save everything someone owns does make sense.

What I don't get it how people die via hurricane. It's known long before a hurricane hits that it is on the way.
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:28 am

bigh0rt wrote:Who is arson?

When my sister was four-years old, she came into the living room while we were watching a television show about a burning hotel. Inferno, I think. Anyway, she asks how the fire started, and I told her it was arson. She waited about 5 minutes, and then pensively asked that very question.
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby CadensDad » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:20 am

Not to sound like a douche or anything, but hopefully you've taken some precautions, (Whatever it is you may do.) hope you make it through this man
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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby Dusty Baker » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:44 pm

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Re: Australian State Of Victoria Is On Fire :(

Postby JTWood » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:18 am

Oh, God.

Likely to add to the fatality figure was the discovery by forensic scientists that some skeletal remains initially thought to be single bodies were actually two people fused together by searing temperatures.

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