Apologies if you're sick of reading me talk about it.. but this is huge here. And affecting us all. I heard from my mate - thankfully he's ok. But another friend of mine who's a firey is going down to Gippsland at 6am to fight the fires at the Yallourn Power Station tomorrow - which could mean that if that goes out of control, Melbourne will have no electricity. :(
They reckon the fires will burn for another 8 days... and they've caught 6 suspected arsonists (many who are volunteer firefighters who wanted to act as "heroes" after the natural fires started - they should be jailed for life! The PM was right - it's mass murder!)
A firey in the midst of the heat
Premier Brumby with Prime Minister Rudd
Australia fire toll to increase (BBC News)
Accused fire bug refused bail (ABC News)
Social media rush as Victorian Bushfire Rages (The Age) - even the Prime Minister is talking about it on his twitter account!
Police taskforce to hunt arsonists - fears bushfire toll may double (The Age)
Bushfire worse than Bali Bombings says doctors (the Age)
Bushfire toll climbs as crews battle blazes across Victoria (The Age)
More than 5000 people left homeless (The Age)
It's just like a bomb blast (The Age)
Daughters face tragedy at roadblock
Stay or go policy to be reviewed - this is sorely needed. NSW has a compulsory evacuation law - we don't.
Survivors tell of the hell they call home
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