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The Australian Summer



The fires have burned out more than 200,000 hectares (495,000 acres) of land and left a pall of smoke over Australia's second largest city [Melbourne].

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Environment department spokesman Stuart Ord said crews were being stretched by trying to tackle fast-moving fires on several fronts in extreme conditions.

"There is no doubt the fire will hit settlements, the question is which ones?" he said.



From the BBC and the Age.

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mariness
Dec. 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
Another five months and Florida starts its annual burn cycle, yay.
benpeek
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
when does the annual cylcone cycle start again?
mariness
Dec. 12th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Next June. Fire first, then rain.
benpeek
Dec. 12th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
just like the bible says.
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benpeek
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
you mean this isn't it already?
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