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Flashcards in Weather & Climate - 'Black Saturday' fires Deck (8):
1

Where did the 'Black Saturday' fires take place?

In Victoria, Southeast Australia

2

When were the fires?

February 2009

3

What was the temperature in Victoria during the fires?

45 degrees Celsius

4

How many homes were destroyed?

2029

5

How many structures were destroyed?

8000

6

How many people were made homeless?

7562

7

How many people died?

173

8

How was the fire put out?

Helicopters dropped water or sand, Fire breaks (1/2 mile wide boundaries between forests) were constructed